Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In French law. The depositum of the Roman and the deposit of the English law. It is of two kinds, being either
    (1) ddp6t simply so called, and which may ba either voluntary or necessary, and
    (2) sequestre, which is a deposit made either under an agreement of the parties, and to abide the event of pending litigation regarding it or by virtue of the direction of the court or a judge, pending litigation regarding it Brown; Civ. Code La. 2807. In American law.
    (1) A railroad freight or passenger station; a place on the line of a railroad where passengers may enter and leave the trains and where freight is deposited for delivery; but more properly, only a place where the carrier is accustomed to receive merchandise, deposit it, and keep it ready for transportation or delivery. Maghee v. Transportation Co., 45 N. Y. 520, 6 Am. Rep. 124; Hill v. Railroad Co. (Tex. Civ. App.) 75 S. W. 876; Karnes v. Drake, 103 Ky. 134, 44 S. W. 444; Railroad Co. v. Smith, 71 Ark. 189, 71 SW. 947; Sinte v. New Haven & N. Co., 37 Conn. 163.
    (2) A place where military stores or supplies are kept or troops assembled. U. S. v. Caldwell, 19 Wall. 268, 22 In Ed. 114.