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KEE'PER, n. One who keeps one that holds or has possession of any thing.

1. One who retains in custody one who has the care of a prison and the custody of prisoners.
2. One who has the care of a park or other inclosure,or the custody of beasts as the keeper of a park, a pound, or of sheep.
3. One who has the care, custody or superintendence of any thing.

In Great Britain, the keeper of the great seal, is a lord by his office,and one of the privy council. All royal grants, commissions and charters pass through his hands. He is constituted lord-keeper by the delivery of the great seal. The keeper of the privy seal is also a lord by his office,and a member of the privy council.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Keeper'. King James Dictionary.

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