Definitions for safekeepingˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

safe•keep•ingˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ(n.)

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

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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.


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