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safekeeping

[seyf-kee-ping] /ˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English safe kepyng. See safe, keeping
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safekeeping

/ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety
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Word Origin and History for safe-keeping
n.

early 15c., from safe (adj.) + verbal noun from keep (v.).

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