depositary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n depositary a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Depositary A storehouse; a depository.
    • Depositary (Law) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.
    • Depositary One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor. "I . . . made you my guardians, my depositaries .""The depositaries of power, who are mere delegates of the people."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depositary Of deposit; receiving deposits: said of banks.
    • n depositary A person with whom anything is left or lodged in trust; one to whom a thing is committed for safekeeping, or to be used for the benefit of the owner; a trustee; a guardian. Also depository.
    • n depositary In law, a bailee of personal property, to be kept by him for the bailor without recompense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Depositary a person with whom anything is left for safe keeping: a guardian—sometimes Depos′itory
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. depositarius, fr. deponere,. See Deposit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. depositum, placed—deponĕre, from de, and ponĕre, to put down.

Usage

In literature:

The important point for the jurist is that these aristocracies were universally the depositaries and administrators of law.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
But life can progress only by means of the living, which are its depositaries.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Before the suppression of the friars, the convents were the great depositaries of this species of treasure.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
These depositaries are very liable to be infested with weasels, and various kinds of insects.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The Dublin Savings Bank became the trusted depositary of the money.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The peril of his position, as the depositary of the innermost secrets of the king, could not have escaped his acute mind.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
The proper department to be made the depositary of this important power would seem to be the judicial.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
Of her secret I was the sole depositary; and from that hour to this, in which I write, it has never escaped my lips.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
A young lady is not always the safest depositary of such secrets, or the wisest and most sound adviser.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
Hearts are the depositaries of secrets, lips their locks, and tongues their keys.
"Arabian Wisdom" by John Wortabet
Next I firmly refused to become the depositary of her property.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Why make me the depositary of a secret?
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
She becomes, in reality, less a discoverer than a depositary of secrets.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
The Areois enjoyed great privileges, and were considered as depositaries of knowledge and as mediators between God and man.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
But he was the depositary of a portion of the chronicles and relics of his family.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
Our Holy Father the Pope is the depositary of the light of truth.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April, 1886" by Various
He is the trusted depositary of an infinity of secrets.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
He then wrote in my name a letter to Goudar, informing him that he was the depositary of the ring.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The depositaries of power have not, in general, shown themselves worthy of the trust which they held.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848" by Various
It is not made up of building and clergy; but of the people, the proper depositaries of mind.
"Church Reform" by Richard Carlile
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In news:

Trico Marine Services Inc filed with US regulators to sell on occasion up to $150 million in common and preferred stock, depositary shares, debt securities, guarantees and warrants.
IT services firm Infosys Ltd, the first Indian company to list on Nasdaq, will shift its American Depositary Shares to the NYSE Euronext in a move it said is intended to increase access to the stock for European investors.
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