Deposit

Definition of Deposit

De`pos´it
v. t.1.To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
[imp. & p. p. Deposited; p. pr. & vb. n. Depositing.]
The fear is deposited in conscience.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
3.To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
4.To lay aside; to rid one's self of.
If what is written prove useful to you, to the depositing that which I can not but deem an error.
- Hammond.
n.1.That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis.
- Kirwan.
2.(Mining) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
3.That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.
4.(Law) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor.
5.A place of deposit; a depository.
Bank of deposit
See under Bank.
In deposit
in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were received on deposit.

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