Deposition

Definition of Deposition

Dep`o`si´tion
n.1.The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.
The deposition of rough sand and rolled pebbles.
- H. Miller.
2.The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.
The influence of princes upon the dispositions of their courts needs not the deposition of their examples, since it hath the authority of a known principle.
- W. Montagu.
3.The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.
4.That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.
5.An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.
6.(Law) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.

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