Deposit

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Main article deposit (bank)

  • A deposit is also money paid by someone who rents or lends a good, e.g. a car or a shopping cart. The money is returned when the good is returned, after deduction of any rent not paid yet, and compensation for small damage. In some cases, the deposit may not actually be collected, but a preliminary hold may be placed on a credit card which functions as a deposit. Small deposits are sometimes required on beverage containers in order to promote recycling, a policy adopted in Oregon, among other U.S. states (see container deposit legislation).

  • In politics, a deposit is a cash bond which must be lodged by electoral candidates with the electoral authorities, to be returned if they achieve a specified measure of success in the election and otherwise forfeit. In British Parliamentary elections the deposit is 500 and is returned to candidates achieving 5% of the vote. (Until October 1985 the qualification was 12.5% of the votes).

  • In archaeology, a deposit is any layer context which has been lain down rather than cut. It is analogous to the geological stratum. Artefacts, ecofacts and structures are not considered deposits although they are found within them. Deposits can be natural or manmade. Natural deposits are usually waterlain or windblown whilst archaeological deposits are the natural by-product of activity and are created through formation processes.


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fr:Dpt ja:デポジット

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