safekeeping

[seyf-kee-ping]
noun
the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English safe kepyng. See safe, keeping

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safekeeping (ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ)
 
n
the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety

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Example sentences
He divided irreplaceable plant specimens, secretly distributing them to friends
  for safekeeping.
She bought them on the spot and placed them in safekeeping.
They returned his letters unopened and ignored his request to send him the
  ceremonial sword he had left with them for safekeeping.
The box in our barn was apparently given to my father for safekeeping.
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