Definitions for safekeepingˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word safekeeping

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guardianship, keeping, safekeeping(noun)

    the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

    "he left his car in my keeping"


  1. safekeeping(Noun)

    the act of keeping something safe; protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft

  2. safekeeping(Noun)

    the storage of assets in a protected area

  3. safekeeping(Noun)

    the responsibility of a guardian

  4. safekeeping(Noun)

    not returning checks; a system wherein banks keep checks (cheques) that people write, rather than returning them to the account holder with their monthly statement.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eleanor Robson:

    On repeated viewing of that very grainy video, we now suspect that there( were) far more originals in Mosul Museum than I first thought, whilst there was indeed a program to relocate antiquities to safekeeping in Baghdad, it looks now as though it didn't reach that particular museum.


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