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deposition

dep·o·si·tion

deposition

 
pronunciation:
de p zI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sworn statement, usu. in writing, for use as testimony by an absent witness in a court of law.
In her deposition, she contradicted an earlier statement she had made to the police.
synonyms:
affidavit, testimony
similar words:
allegation, certification, declaration, statement
definition 2: the act of depositing something, or the thing deposited.
synonyms:
accumulation
similar words:
dumping, layer, mass, precipitate, sediment
definition 3: the taking away of a rank or office, esp. an important office.
synonyms:
dethronement, divestiture, ouster, unseating
similar words:
expulsion
derivation: depositional (adj.)