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  1. the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.
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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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Related Words for safekeeping

refuge, trust, assurance, shelter, certainty, cover, preservation, guardianship, aegis, supervision, security, safeguard, insurance, custody, care, reassurance, guarding, protecting

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