Depository De*pos"i*to*ry (-t[-o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Depositories} (-r[i^]z). 1. A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records. [1913 Webster]

2. One with whom something is deposited; a depositary. [1913 Webster]

I am the sole depository of my own secret, and it shall perish with me. --Junius. [1913 Webster] ||

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