Definition for DE-POS'I-TA-RY

DE-POS'I-TA-RY, n. [Fr. depositaire; Low L. depositarius.]

  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. – Kent.

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