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
Recent Examples of safekeeping from the Web
The set includes several sheets of reusable stickers depicting landmarks and musical instruments found in Europe, as well as a map of Europe and a blank background of a countryside where the stickers can be placed for safekeeping.
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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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