depository

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From Medieval Latin dēpositōrium, from Latin dēpositum, past participle of dēpōnō.

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depository (plural depositories)

  1. A place where something is deposited, as for storage, safekeeping, or preservation; a repository.
    • 1776, United States Declaration of Independence
      He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
  2. A trustee; a depositary.
    depository library

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