responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something <put the house keys into a neighbor's secure keeping while they were on vacation>
the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal <my aunt has all of our family's old photographs in her keeping> Related Words ownership
the following of a custom, rule, or law <the keeping of religious laws and traditions> Related Words deference
Near Antonyms brush-off
a state of being or fitness <the estate hasn't been in good keeping since the owner suffered financial reverses> Synonyms estate
, nick [British]
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