safekeeping

[ seyf-kee-ping ]
/ ˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ /

noun

the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.

Nearby words

  1. safe-deposit,
  2. safe-deposit box,
  3. safe-keeping,
  4. safecracker,
  5. safeguard,
  6. safelight,
  7. safely,
  8. safety,
  9. safety belt,
  10. safety car

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

/ (ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ) /

noun

the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety
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