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de·pos·i·to·ry

 (dĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. de·pos·i·to·ries
A place where something is deposited, as for storage or safekeeping; a repository.
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depository

(dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Commerce) a store, such as a warehouse, for furniture, valuables, etc; repository
2. a variant spelling of depositary1
[C17 (in the sense: place of a deposit): from Medieval Latin dēpositōrium; C18 (in the sense: depositary): see deposit, -ory1]
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de•pos•i•to•ry

(dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank.
2. a depositary; trustee.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeepingdepository - 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
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depository

noun storehouse, store, warehouse, depot, repository, safe-deposit box They have 2,500 tons of paper stored in their depository.
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depository

noun
A place where something is deposited for safekeeping:
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Translations

depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ]
A. N (= storage place) → almacén m (fig) (= person) → depositario/a m/f
B. CPD depository library N (US) → biblioteca f de depósito
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depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtəri] n (= place) → dépôt mdeposit slip n (for payment into bank account)bulletin m de versement
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depository

nVerwahrungsort m; (= warehouse)Lagerhaus nt
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depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtrɪ] n
a. (place) → deposito
b. (person) → depositario/a
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References in classic literature ?
As he went along, upon a dreary night, the dim streets by which he went, seemed all depositories of oppressive secrets.
As part of FTD Redesign, the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Atlanta, in their roles as depositories for Treasury, are conducting a test of an electronic system of tax payment for businesses called Taxlink-FRB.
Depository credit remains especially weak, reflecting not only muted private loan demands, but also continued caution among depositories. Commercial banks no longer appear to be tightening their nonprice terms of lending, but the degree of credit restraint remains substantial and spreads between loan rates and the cost of funds remain unusually wide.
The reduced depository intermediation stemmed from emerging problems of asset quality, which, in turn, prompted both the pulling back of depositories from lending and responses by regulators that reinforced those tendencies.
Other statutes and regulations, however, apply only to banks and other insured depositories because of the special and critical functions they perform: (1) their role in the payments mechanism, which facilitates payments by businesses, governments, and consumers domestically and throughout the world; (2) their role as a chartered recipient of federally insured deposits providing a source of savings and investment to the general public that is free of the risk of default, up to $100,000; (3) their role as important credit intermediaries for all segments of society; and not least (4) their importance as the principal vehicle through which the nation's monetary policy is implemented.
These arrangements involve two types of specialized financial intermediaries, collectively termed clearing organizations: (1) clearinghouses, which perform multilateral netting of purchase and sales contracts and in many cases provide trade comparison services, and (2) depositories, which immobilize or dematerialize securities and in many cases integrate a book-entry securities transfer system with a money transfer system.
In terms of paper, the volume of output is staggering: The FFIEC distributed 1.2 million printed pages of HMDA data to reporting institutions and central data depositories. The depositories in particular face a significant burden in storing and keeping track of the HMDA reports in their current paper form.
It was argued that an increase in deposit insurance coverage to the level that would exempt such deposits from rate ceilings would open up access by smaller and weaker depository institutions to large-denomination time deposits that previously had been limited to a smaller set of depositories for whom the market was willing to provide significant uninsured funding.
"We will continue to take a leading role in boosting personnel and work-related exchanges among international central securities depositories (CSDs)."
And Lone Star Tangible Assets Chairman Matt Ferris acknowledged on Tuesday that simple geography has prevented the Texas Bullion Depository from joining COMEX, whose rules stipulate that approved depositories must be located within 150 miles of New York.

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