depositary

[dih-poz-i-ter-ee]

noun, plural de·pos·i·tar·ies.

one to whom anything is given in trust.

adjective


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Nearby words

  1. depose,
  2. deposit,
  3. deposit account,
  4. deposit money,
  5. deposit slip,
  6. deposition,
  7. depositor,
  8. depository,
  9. depository library,
  10. depot

Origin of depositary

1595–1605; < Late Latin dēpositārius a trustee, equivalent to Latin dēposit(us) (see deposit) + -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for depositary

depositary

noun plural -taries

a person or group to whom something is entrusted for safety or preservation
a variant spelling of depository (def. 1)
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