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bank

n. 1) an officially chartered institution empowered to receive deposits, make loans, and provide checking and savings account services, all at a profit. In the United States banks must be organized under strict requirements by either the Federal or a state government. Banks receive funds for loans from the Federal Reserve System provided they meet safe standards of operation and have sufficient financial reserves. Bank accounts are insured up to $100,000 per account by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Most banks are so-called "commercial" banks with broad powers. In the east and midwest there are some "savings" banks which are basically mutual banks owned by the depositors, concentrate on savings accounts, and place their funds in such safe investments as government bonds. Savings and Loan Associations have been allowed to perform some banking services under so-called deregulation in 1981, but are not full-service commercial banks and lack strict regulation. Mortgage loan brokers, and thrift institutions (often industrial loan companies) are not banks and do not have insurance and governmental control. Severe losses to customers of these institutions have occurred in times of economic contraction or due to insider profiteering or outright fraud. Credit Unions are not banks, but are fairly safe since they are operated by the members of the industry, union or profession of the depositors and borrowers. 2) a group of judges sitting together as an appeals court, referred to as "in bank" or "en banc."

bank

noun bursary, cash box, coffer, depository, monntary reservoir, money box, pecuniary resource, promptuary, public treasury, repository, reserve, safe, safe-deposit vault, storehouse, strongroom, till, vault
Associated concepts: bank account, bank bill, bank certificate, bank check, bank collections, bank deposit, bank draft, bank examiner, bank money order, bank note, bank of deposit, bank of issue, bank robber, bank stock, bank transaction, bank withdrawal, bankbook, banker's acceptance, banker's lien, banking hours, banking powers, banking privileges, commercial bank, savings bank
See also: border, coffer, deposit, edge, fund, garner, hoard, keep, margin, pool, repository, reserve, shelter, store, treasury

BANK, com. law. 1. A place for the deposit of money. 2. An institution, generally incorporated, authorized to receive deposits of money, to lend money, and to issue promissory notes, usually known by the name of bank notes. 3. Banks are said to be of three kinds, viz : of deposit, of discount, and of circulation; they generally perform all these operations. Vide Metc. & Perk. Dig. Banks and Banking.

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On average it takes around 18 months to complete the full donor process, which meant that the sperm bank was unable to generate income for its second year.
The global sperm bank market report estimates the market size (Revenue USD million - 2013 to 2020) and key market segments based on donor type (anonymous, client depositor, known donor), its artificial method used (in vitro fertilization, intra-cervical insemination, intrauterine insemination), type of organization (fertility centers, private sperm banks), and forecasts growth trends (CAGR% - 2016 to 2020).
Since highlighting the story I have been left increasingly disturbed to hear from lots of British couples who say they believe they too have been deceived by foreign sperm banks.
About five months into Cramblett's pregnancy, she phoned the sperm bank to reserve more of the same sperm she had used for her own pregnancy, so that if Zinkon decided to have a baby as well, their children would be biological siblings.
When Cramblett was five months pregnant, she called the Midwest Sperm Bank to order more vials so that Zinkon could eventually get pregnant with the same donor.
Zheng began his medical study at Wuhan University in 2010 and became a frequent donor to the sperm bank in 2011.
example, the Rainbow Flag Health Services sperm bank limits each donor
Hardin also alleges that the sperm bank and an affiliated fertility clinic had an "utter lack of safeguards and protections," according to his lawyer.
Although it has nothing to do with assisted reproductive technology (ART), the movie carried my imagination to the extreme about the donors to sperm banks and their biological children.
She was about to undergo the second round in March when the sperm bank called to inform her that the donor has become religious and has requested the institution to avoid using his semen again.
The world's biggest sperm bank is rejecting donations from red-haired and blond men because its stores are full and demand for red or fair-haired children is so low.
Get me out; a history of childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the sperm bank.