- the giving of testimony on oath
- the testimony so given
- the sworn statement of a witness used in court in his absence
- the act or instance of deposing
- the act or an instance of depositing
- something that is deposited; deposit
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dep•o•si•tion /ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃən/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- removal from an office or position:[uncountable]the deposition of the dictator.
- something deposited, such as soil or minerals, by a natural process;
the act or process of this:[uncountable]soil deposition over the centuries.
- Law[countable] a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court.
dep•o•si•tion (dep′ə zish′ən, dē′pə-),USA pronunciation n.
- removal from an office or position.
- the act or process of depositing:deposition of the documents with the Library of Congress.
- Geologythe state of being deposited or precipitated:deposition of soil at the mouth of a river.
- something that is deposited.
- Lawthe giving of testimony under oath.
- Lawthe testimony so given.
- Lawa statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court in place of the spoken testimony of the witness.
- the interment of the body of a saint.
- the reinterment of the body or the relics of a saint.
- Fine Art(cap.) a work of art depicting Christ being lowered from the Cross.
- Late Latin dēpositiōn- (stem of dēpositiō) a putting aside, testimony, burial, equivalent. to Latin dēposit(us) laid down (see deposit) + -iōn- -ion
- Middle English ( 1350–1400
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'deposition' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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