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safekeeping

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

Origin of safekeeping

First recorded in 1400–50, safekeeping is from the late Middle English word safe kepyng. See safe, keeping
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safekeeping

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