safekeeping

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noun safe·keep·ing \ˈsāf-ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of safekeeping

  1. 1 :  the act or process of preserving in safety

  2. 2 :  the state of being preserved in safety

Examples of safekeeping in a sentence

  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

15th Century

First Known Use of safekeeping

15th century



SAFEKEEPING Defined for English Language Learners

safekeeping

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noun safe·keep·ing \ˈsāf-ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of safekeeping for English Language Learners

  • : the act of keeping something safe

  • : the state of being kept safe


SAFEKEEPING Defined for Kids

safekeeping

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noun safe·keep·ing \ˈsāf-ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of safekeeping for Students

  1. :  the act of keeping safe :  protection from danger or loss He gave me his watch for safekeeping while he went for a swim.



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