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Was banking made secure using pressure not force? (8)


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'was banking' is the definition.
(to bank on something is to depend on it)

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(Other definitions for depended that I've seen before include "Was conditional" , "Rested" , "Relied or hung on" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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