- 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.
Origin of depository
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- 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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Word Origin and History for non-depository
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