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παρακατα-θήκη, ἡ, deposit of money or property entrusted to one's care, Hdt.5.92.ή; αἱ τῶν χρημάτων π. Isoc.1.22; π. Ἀθηναίας, i.e. deposited in her temple, IG22.1407.42; π. ἔχειν ib.12.116.16, Th.2.72, cf. Anaxandr.55.1; π. χρυσίου ἢ ἀργυρίου δεξάμενος Pl.R.442e; π. καταθέσθαι παρά τινι Lys.32.16, cf. 5; ἀποδιδόναι to restore it, Arist. EN1135b7; ἀποστερῆσαι to withhold it, Id.Rh.1383b21; ἐν π. δοθῆναι, ἔχειν, Plb.5.74.5, Mitteis Chr.372 vi 19 (ii A. D.); αἱ π. τῆς τραπέζης banking deposits, D.36.6: metaph., ταῦτ' (sc. τοὺς νόμους) ἔχεθ' ..παρὰ τῶν ἄλλων ὡσπερεὶ π. Id.21.177; οἱ τὴν τῶν νόμων π. ἔχοντες Aeschin.1.187.

2. of persons entrusted to guardians, ward, Ἀπόλλωνα παρὰ Ἴσιος π. δεξαμένη Hdt.2.156; of children, D.28.15; of persons under the protection of the state, sacred trust, Din.1.9. (Cf. παρκαθήκα.)