in someone's keeping

Definition of in someone's keeping

:in the care of (someone) or under the protection of (someone)
  • What happened to the money that had been left in his keeping?

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

keeping play
  1. : conformity

  2. : the act of one that keeps: such as

  3. : custody, maintenance


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in someone's keeping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!