a keeping or being kept in safety; protection or custody
The act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection.
- 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
- (US) 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.