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English definition of “safekeeping”

safekeeping

noun [U] uk   /ˌseɪfˈkiː.pɪŋ/ us  
protection from harm or loss: I left my watch with Helen for safekeeping while I swam.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
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