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safekeeping

[ seyf-kee-ping ]
/ ˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ /
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noun
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 late Middle English safe kepyng. See safe, keeping
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British Dictionary definitions for safekeeping

safekeeping
/ (ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ) /

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