safekeeping n : the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping" [syn: guardianship, keeping]
- the act of keeping something safe; protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
- the storage of assets in a protected area
- the responsibility of a guardian
- not returning checks; a system wherein banks keep checks (cheques) that people write, rather than returning them to the account holder with their monthly statement.
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