Definition of "safekeeping" [safekeeping]

  • The act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection. (noun)

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Use "safekeeping" in a sentence
  • "And as long as I am writing I am in safekeeping, then I have some idea of how life could go on, and when I get to the end of a text I don't know it anymore."
  • "University of Michigan goalie Al Montoya has a reputation as a big-game performer, and he has a gold medal in safekeeping as supporting evidence."
  • "Mr. Johnson's suit says he begged prison officials to move him to a unit called safekeeping, where white and Hispanic homosexuals, former gang members and convicted police officers lived."