safekeeping


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safe·keep·ing

 (sāf′kē′pĭng)
n.
The act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection.

safekeeping

(ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ)
n
the act of keeping or state of being kept in safety

safe•keep•ing

(ˈseɪfˈki pɪŋ)

n.
the act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection; care; custody.
[1400–50]
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Noun1.safekeeping - the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
hands, custody - (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

safekeeping

noun protection, keeping, care, charge, trust, ward, custody, supervision, surveillance, tutelage, guardianship He had been given the bills for safekeeping by a business partner.
Translations

safekeeping

[ˌseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ] n
to give sth to sb for safekeeping → confier qch à qn
I gave the letters to her for safekeeping → Je lui ai confié les lettres.
Valuable paintings had been removed for safekeeping
BUT On avait emporté des tableaux précieux pour les mettre en lieu sûr.

safekeeping

[ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ] ncustodia
I gave it to him for safekeeping → gliel'ho dato in custodia
the key is in his safekeeping → gli è stata affidata la custodia della chiave
References in classic literature ?
I advanced to meet them, and telling Sola that I would take the responsibility for Dejah Thoris' safekeeping, I directed her to return to her quarters on some trivial errand.
He did not drink anything, because Elzbieta got his money for safekeeping, and knew him too well to be in the least frightened by his angry demands.
By its aid he was enabled to enter the haven of his hopes, which was merely another apartment of the cavern, that had been solely appropriated to the safekeeping of so important a prisoner as a daughter of the commandant of William Henry.
Phoebe threw down a whole handful of cents, which he picked up with joyless eagerness, handed them over to the Italian for safekeeping, and immediately recommenced a series of pantomimic petitions for more.
It had been "granted to him for safekeeping," as the letters patent said; and certainly he kept it well.
But stay, Little John, here are two bags that I would have thee carry in thy pouch for the sake of safekeeping.
Contract notice: management of the portfolio of investment instruments, related safekeeping and administration of securities and settlement of trades with them
But as his relationship with the Lotto rapist began to crumble, he is said to have left a "suitcase full of money" for safekeeping.
The plaque has been taken down for safekeeping after residents noticed it had been loosened - possibly by someone planning to return later to steal it.
As part of a mechanism for the implementation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (Jasig), both parties agreed to reschedule for March 14 the deposit and safekeeping of the reconstituted list and pictures of Jasig holders from the NDFP.
JTA reports that Els Kok, a descendent of the Jewish couple, was presented with the box, which contained a watch, locket, and several ringsand which the Dutch family had passed down with strict safekeeping instructionsduring a ceremony last week at the Winschoten town hall.
com)-- Global Trust Depository has just announced that the service is now taking new clients for safekeeping receipts.