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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Depositary


DEPOSITARY, noun

1. A person with whom any thing is left or lodged in trust; one to whom a thing is committed for safe keeping, or to be used for the benefit of the owner; a trustee; a guardian. The Jews were the depositaries of the sacred writings.

2. In law, one to whom goods are bailed to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.