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repository

[ ri-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ rɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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noun, plural re·pos·i·tor·ies.

a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale: a repository for discarded clothing.
an abundant source or supply; storehouse: a repository of information.
a burial place; sepulcher.
a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
Chiefly British. warehouse.

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Origin of repository

1475–85; <Latin repositōriumthat in which anything is placed;see reposit, -tory2
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British Dictionary definitions for repository

repository
/ (rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a place or container in which things can be stored for safety
a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum
a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse
a place of burial; sepulchre
a receptacle containing the relics of the dead
a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant

Word Origin for repository

C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place
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