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. I can ill care for them myself beneath this motley."
Contract notice: acceptance, collection, safekeeping and placement of found animals
"The PNP has ordered for the recall or temporary safekeeping of the firearms of Erwin Tulfo inasmuch as the license to own and possess firearms of Mr.
'Hanggang maaari, huwag po tayo magdala ng firearms outside of our residence, at kung ito po ay expired, ay mas maganda po na ipa-temporary safekeeping natin or custody sa ating pinakamalapit na himpilan ng pulisya,' he said.
The EGRRCPA requires the agencies to permit certain firms--those predominantly engaged in custody, safekeeping, and asset servicing activities--to exclude qualifying deposits at central banks from their supplementary leverage ratio.
Rolando Miranda, chief of the Regional Special Op-erations Task Group revealed turnover of firearms during the Firearms Safekeeping Cara-van, Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulis (USAP) Solidarity Walk and Peace Covenant Signing for Secure and Fair Elections held in Calbayog Saturday.
Regulation on custodian of securities provide for safekeeping of securities or gold or gold related instruments or title deeds of real estate and services incidental but do not provide for safekeeping of goods, which are underlying assets of commodity derivatives.