Depositary
Depositary De*pos"i*ta*ry, n.; pl. {Depositaries}. [L. depositarius, fr. deponere. See {Deposit}.] 1. One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor. [1913 Webster]

I . . . made you my guardians, my depositaries. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The depositaries of power, who are mere delegates of the people. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

2. A storehouse; a depository. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense. --Kent. [1913 Webster]


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