the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.
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How to use safekeeping in a sentence
People and companies put trillions of dollars into money-market funds for safekeeping, and it seemed a lot like money in the bank—put a dollar in, take a dollar out, plus interest.
In Tennessee, for example, county administrators send people awaiting trial to the state prison because local jails are too crowded, under that state’s so-called safekeeping law.50 Years After Attica, Prisoners Are Still Protesting Brutal Conditions. Will America Finally Listen? | Heather Ann Thompson | September 8, 2021 | Time
The Perseverance team will spend a bit of time imaging the contents and verifying that a sample is indeed inside, and then the rover will go ahead and stow the sample for safekeeping.NASA’s Perseverance rover finally scooped up a piece of Mars | Neel V. Patel | September 2, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
This was material that was buried for safekeeping, almost like a safety deposit box that was never claimed.
If the princes were quietly sent abroad for safekeeping, they probably resurfaced later, one at a time, to claim the throne.
It never occurred to her that I fell into the books—that I put myself inside them for safekeeping.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir | Jeanette Winterson | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Caylee Anthony's skull and other artifacts were carefully gathered up for safekeeping until justice could be found.
For safekeeping, Cage housed them at his Bel Air pad in museum-like glass cases.
Juno had left these apples with the Hesperides for safekeeping.A History of Art for Beginners and Students | Clara Erskine Clement
One leaves a mark with you for safekeeping and pays you a penny the year to guard it.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
His guards were opening the cell door when a second shock was felt and he was thrust into safekeeping with no ceremony.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
Everything was done up carefully and put away for safekeeping, as became a house that is to be long untenanted.North of Fifty-Three | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was his custom to carry in his blankets, for safekeeping, his long spyglass, a pair of dry moccasins and a buckskin tunic.The Magnificent Adventure | Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for safekeeping
the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety
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