noun, plural de·pos·i·to·ries.

  1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank.
  2. a depositary; trustee.


  1. of or relating to a depository or depositories: the depository role of a bank.

noun plural -ries

  1. a store, such as a warehouse, for furniture, valuables, etc; repository
  2. a variant spelling of depositary (def. 1)

“place where things are deposited,” 1750, from Medieval Latin depositorium, from deposit-, past participle stem of Latin deponere (see deposit (v.)) + -orium (see -ory).

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