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depository

[ dih-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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noun, plural de·pos·i·to·ries.

a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank.
a depositary; trustee.

adjective

of or relating to a depository or depositories: the depository role of a bank.

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Origin of depository

1650–60; (def. 1) <Medieval Latin dēpositōrium;(def. 2) deposit + -ory1 (noun use of adj. suffix)

OTHER WORDS FROM depository

non·de·pos·i·to·ry, adjectivepre·de·pos·i·to·ry, noun, plural pre·de·pos·i·to·ries.sub·de·pos·i·to·ry, noun, plural sub·de·pos·i·to·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for depository

depository
/ (dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a store, such as a warehouse, for furniture, valuables, etc; repository
a variant spelling of depositary (def. 1)

Word Origin for depository

C17 (in the sense: place of a deposit): from Medieval Latin dēpositōrium; C18 (in the sense: depositary): see deposit, -ory 1
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