Definition of safe deposit in English:

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safe deposit

(also safety deposit)


[usually as modifier]
A strongroom or safe in which valuables may be securely stored, typically within a bank or hotel: a safe-deposit box
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  • The capsule contains the details of a safety deposit box in Swiss bank.
  • Finding no takers, Hanna deposited them in a bank safe-deposit box in Hicksville, New York.
  • 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.

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