Origin of safe-deposit

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of safe-deposit

Historical Examples of safe-deposit

  • If he takes the map to a safe-deposit vault we ought to know where.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Presently we had a deed in the safe-deposit box and some notes in the bank to prove it.

  • Then you must remember that clients of a safe-deposit are not multitudinous.

    Max Carrados

    Ernest Bramah

  • I thought so when he brought that stuff out of the safe-deposit.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Almost all the companies were empowered to do a safe-deposit business.

    Readings in Money and Banking

    Chester Arthur Phillips

British Dictionary definitions for safe-deposit



    1. a place or building with facilities for the safe storage of money or valuables
    2. (as modifier)a safe-deposit box
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