Definition of safekeeping noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    safekeeping

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌseɪfˈkipɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1the fact of something being in a safe place where it will not be lost or damaged She had put her watch in her pocket for safekeeping.
  2. 2the fact of someone or something being taken care of by someone who can be trusted The documents are in the safekeeping of our lawyers.