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safekeeping

safekeeping

noun safe·keep·ing \ˈsāf-ˈkē-piŋ\

: the act of keeping something safe

: the state of being kept safe

Full Definition of SAFEKEEPING

1
:  the act or process of preserving in safety
2
:  the state of being preserved in safety

Examples of SAFEKEEPING

  1. His will is in safekeeping with his lawyer.
  2. <while she was away on business, the single mom entrusted her daughter into her in-laws' safekeeping>

First Known Use of SAFEKEEPING

15th century

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