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Depositary   /dəpˈɑzɪtˌɛri/  /dɪpˈɑzɪtˌɛri/   Listen

(pl. depositaries)
A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping.  Synonyms: deposit, depository, repository.

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"Depositary" Quotes from Famous Books

... perform the part of your legatee," said he, "till to-morrow; then I will find some other depositary. Here you must know that heirship is rapid, and that the will is executed before the ink is dry." He turned away to hide a tear. "I have not known you long, sir," said he; "but in this place we must be expeditious ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844 • Various

... its work. The principle of power was entirely displaced: royalty had ended by believing that it was the exclusive depositary of power. It had demanded of religion to consummate this robbery in the eyes of the people, by telling them that tyranny came from God, and was responsible to God only. The long heirship of throned races had made it believed that there was a right of ...
— History of the Girondists, Volume I - Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution • Alphonse de Lamartine

... commensurate to it appears to be demonstrable. 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. Passing by France and Spain, we find that in Great Britain, inferior as it may be in size, the representatives of the northern extremity of the island have as far to travel to the national council as will be required of those of the most remote parts ...
— The Federalist Papers • Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

... their marriage, hardly a thought had passed through her mind which she had not shared with her husband. But now all this had come upon her so suddenly, that she was unable to think whether it would be well that she should become the depositary of such a secret—not to be mentioned to Lucy's brother, not to be mentioned to her own husband. But who ever yet was offered a secret and declined it? Who at least ever declined a love secret? What sister ...
— Framley Parsonage • Anthony Trollope

Words linked to "Depositary" :   installation, depot, storehouse, archive, lost-and-found, facility, museum, entrepot, depository, store, storage, storage space, depository library, bank building, bank, repertory, library, drop, treasury, sperm bank

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