Definition of safekeeping
1 : the act or process of preserving in safety
2 : the state of being preserved in safety
Examples of safekeeping in a sentence
His will is in safekeeping with his lawyer.
<while she was away on business, the single mom entrusted her daughter into her in-laws' safekeeping>
First Known Use of safekeeping
SAFEKEEPING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of safekeeping for English Language Learners
: the act of keeping something safe
: the state of being kept safe
SAFEKEEPING Defined for Kids
Definition of safekeeping for Students
: 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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