a person or thing that deposits.
a person who deposits money in a bank or who has a bank account.

Origin of depositor

1555–65; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin dēposi-, variant stem of dēpōnere (see depone) + -tor -tor
Related formsnon·de·pos·i·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of depositor

  • The maximum deposit in one year of any depositor is limited to 500 yen (about £50).

    The Empire of the East

    H. B. Montgomery

  • By this we mean that they held money on deposit against the call of the depositor.

  • It is the same as in the case of the death of any bailor or depositor.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

  • The Savings' Bank Department keeps a personal account with every depositor.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

  • The depositor was a person travelling with a wild beast menagerie.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

British Dictionary definitions for depositor



a person who places or has money on deposit in a bank or similar organization
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Word Origin and History for depositor

1560s, agent noun in Latin form from deposit (v.).

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