[ dih-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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.
of or relating to a depository or depositories: the depository role of a bank.
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- deposit money,
- deposit slip,
- depository library,
- depot injection,
Origin of depository
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/ (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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