[ noun ] a facility where things can be deposited for safekeeping
Used in print(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
The safe is a repository for three dead flashlight_batteries , a_hundred and fifty unused left-hand fingerprint cards , a stack of unsold Policemen's_Ball tickets from last year , and thirty-seven cents in coins and stamps .(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)
Their product had been endorsed by Good_Housekeeping , the A._M._A. , and the Veterinary_Journal , among other repositories of higher wisdom , and before much longer if you did n't have a cake of their soap in the john , even your best friends would think you did n't bathe .