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The place where a deposit is placed and kept, e.g., a bank, savings and loan institution, credit union, or trust company. A place where something is deposited or stored as for safekeeping or convenience, e.g., a safety deposit box.

This term should not be confused with depositary, which is the person or institution taking responsibility for the deposit, rather than the place itself.

U. S. depositories are banks selected and designated to receive deposits of the public funds (e.g., taxes) of the United States.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Legislature expressly linked Act viability to "the confidential nature of customer accounts and safe deposits in the depository and in the confidential nature of transactions between a customer and a depository."(104) A key Act purpose protects "the confidential relationship" between depositories and customers, while balancing "a customer's right of privacy with the governmental interest in obtaining information for specific purposes and by specified procedures" authorized in the Act.(105) As indicated above, the Act generally bars depositories from including customer financial records or identity in most Department reports, and it also bars customer records disclosure during dissolution or closure.(106)
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It argued that having a single depository system for both bonds and equities would allow nimbleness in market management, facilitate speed in markets, enable a market to achieve same day values and enhance investors' earning capacity.
However, according to Meyer, the biggest reward has been the increased recognition the Law Library now receives, which allows it to "promote the FDLP [Federal Depository Library Program] more through our local media and through our local elected officials."
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For depository institutions that report quarterly, the low reserve tranche and the reserve requirement exemption amount for 2006 will first apply to the seven-day reserve computation period that begins Tuesday, December 20, 2005, and the corresponding seven-day reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, January 19, 2006.
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Transfers of beneficial ownership are handled through electronic debits and credits from one depository participant to another.

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