savings bank

savings bank
A term of dual meaning. A banking institution in the hands of disinterested persons, the profits of which inure wholly to the benefit of the depositors in dividends or in a reserve surplus for their greater security. A bank in which the depositor becomes a creditor of the bank for the amount of the deposit and receives such interest on the deposit as the trustees or directors of the bank may agree to pay, and in which the profits belong to the corporation and its stockholders. In a sense known throughout the country, a bank which accepts and pays interest on deposits of savings, subject to whatever conditions may be prescribed as to the time such savings remain on deposit. 10 Am J2d Banks § 4.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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