Definition of safe deposit in English:

safe deposit

(also safety deposit)


  • [usually as modifier] A strongroom or safe in which valuables may be securely stored, typically in a bank or hotel.

    ‘a safe-deposit box’
    • ‘I don't think the average person has a safe deposit box any more.’
    • ‘The cash is now nestled in a safety deposit box at the hotel.’
    • ‘Former Keighley Cougars chairman Carl Metcalfe told the jury the woman concocted the allegations after he discovered jewellery belonging to him had been taken from a bank's safety deposit box.’
    • ‘If this doesn't suit you, consider placing crucial passwords in a sealed envelope, which you can lodge along with your will at your solicitors, or in a safety-deposit box at the bank.’
    • ‘On March 19 Toronto police executed a search warrant on the applicant's safety deposit box in a bank and made a seizure.’
    • ‘Finding no takers, Hanna deposited them in a bank safe-deposit box in Hicksville, New York.’
    • ‘First off, the safe-deposit box metaphor (Cyber-Ark calls it a ‘Network Vault: (tm)) makes no sense.’’
    • ‘And it should be locked away in Carlo Fiore's safety deposit box at the bank.’
    • ‘In 1994, a thief made his own master key to a series of hotel safe-deposit boxes and stole $1.5 million in jewels.’
    • ‘I haven't found any verification, but physical safe-deposit boxes have probably been offered by banks ever since banks have existed.’
    • ‘The capsule contains the details of a safety deposit box in Swiss bank.’
    • ‘Store at least one set of backups off-site (a safe-deposit box is a good place) and at least one set on-site.’
    • ‘Some wear them all the time, while others store them in a safety deposit boxes.’
    • ‘He kept his unpublished mathematical researches in a bank's safe-deposit box.’
    • ‘It was found in a bank safety deposit box after Teddy's cousin requested in late 1996 that it be forced open because he had lost the key.’
    • ‘Yesterday the court heard Liburd was helped by his partner and his sister to hide more than £40,000 in a bank safety deposit box.’
    • ‘With several of RBC's banking packages, clients receive a discount on their annual Safe Deposit Box rental fee’
    repository, cache, store, storage place, storeroom, storehouse, warehouse, depot
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safe deposit

/dēˈpäzət//sāf dəˈpäzət/