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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 of safekeeping
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English safe kepyng. See safe, keeping
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  • A flat map case was slung by a strap about his neck, its thin envelope between his arm and his body as if for safekeeping.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • These he put for safekeeping in the hands of one of the Spaniards with whom he lived.

    The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Saint Ignatius Loyola
  • We took the opportunity of sending our accumulations of gold dust to Talbot for safekeeping.

    Gold Stewart White
  • They will not need to build a new wing to the jail for his safekeeping.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Many of the record books and files were taken to places of safekeeping in private homes.

    The Fairfax County Courthouse Ross D. Netherton
British Dictionary definitions for safekeeping

safekeeping

/ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety
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