depositary


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de·pos·i·tar·y

 (dĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. de·pos·i·tar·ies
1. One entrusted with something for preservation or safekeeping.
2. A depository.

depositary

(dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
1. a person or group to whom something is entrusted for safety or preservation
2. (Commerce) a variant spelling of depository1

de•pos•i•tar•y

(dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies.
1. one to whom anything is given in trust.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin dēpositārius a trustee = Latin dēposit(us) (see deposit) + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depositary - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeepingdepositary - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
archive - a depository containing historical records and documents
bank building, bank - a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
drop - a central depository where things can be left or picked up
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
lost-and-found - repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
museum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
repertory - a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
sperm bank - a depository for storing sperm
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
treasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
Translations

depositary

[dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ] N
1. (= person) → depositario/a m/f

depositary

nTreuhänder(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Haunted day and night by the one dominant idea that now possessed her, she leaped all logical difficulties at a bound, and at once associated the suspicion of a secret proceeding on the admiral's part with the kindred suspicion which pointed to him as the depositary of the Secret Trust.
At this hole the two demi-damsels posted themselves, and observed Don Quixote on his horse, leaning on his pike and from time to time sending forth such deep and doleful sighs, that he seemed to pluck up his soul by the roots with each of them; and they could hear him, too, saying in a soft, tender, loving tone, "Oh my lady Dulcinea del Toboso, perfection of all beauty, summit and crown of discretion, treasure house of grace, depositary of virtue, and finally, ideal of all that is good, honourable, and delectable in this world
A government, the constitution of which renders it unfit to be trusted with all the powers which a free people ought to delegate to any government, would be an unsafe and improper depositary of the NATIONAL INTERESTS.
It is not a great deal larger than Germany, where a diet representing the whole empire is continually assembled; or than Poland before the late dismemberment, where another national diet was the depositary of the supreme power.
Charles is very kind and very indulgent to all my whims, but he never could obtain such an influence over me as to become the depositary of my secrets.
He was so entirely ignorant of the existence of the million at Newcastle, that but for a gentleman -- one of your majesty's subjects -- the moral depositary of the million, who revealed the secret to King Charles II.
All that Heaven does, Heaven does well," continued the bishop of Vannes; "and I am so persuaded of it that I have long been thankful to have been chosen depositary of the secret which I have aided you to discover.
Ellmother had believed herself to be the sole depositary since Miss Letitia's death.
The only surviving depositary of the domestic history of the family in past years, was Agnes Lockwood's old nurse.
I was obliged to warn her that my chance of living with her permanently under her own roof, depended entirely on my not arousing Sir Percival's jealousy and distrust by standing between them at the beginning of their marriage, in the position of the chosen depositary of his wife's closest secrets.
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A Record Number of Public and Private Sponsored Depositary Receipt