And yet that just contributed to the local lore of the state as a repository for rugged Americana.
The library was so enormous that it was too large for any repository to digest and was therefore sold off over several years.
Outdated views on family honor—which see women as its repository—have a lot to answer for.
late 15c., "vessel, etc., for storage," Middle French repositoire or directly from Late Latin repositorium "store," in classical Latin, "a stand on which food is placed," from noun use of repositus, past participle of reponere "put away, store" (see repose (v.2)). Figurative use is recorded from 1640s.