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Pronunciation:  `depu'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
  2. [n]  the act of putting something somewhere
  3. [n]  (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually done in a lawyer's office
  4. [n]  the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

DEPOSITION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deposit, deposit, dethronement
 See Also: accretion, accumulation, buildup, electrodeposition, examination, interrogation, ouster, ousting, pigmentation, redeposition, repositing, reposition, storage, superposition, warehousing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dep`o*si"tion\, n. [L. depositio, fr. deponere: cf.
F. d['e]position. See {Deposit}.]
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;

Note: A deposition differs from an abdication, an abdication
      being voluntary, and a deposition compulsory.

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.

Syn: {Deposition}, {Affidavit}.

Usage: Affidavit is the wider term. It denotes any authorized
       ex parte written statement of a person, sworn to or
       affirmed before some competent magistrate. It is made
       without cross-examination, and requires no notice to
       an opposing party. It is generally signed by the party
       making it, and may be drawn up by himself or any other
       person. A deposition is the written testimony of a
       witness, taken down in due form of law, and sworn to
       or affirmed by the deponent. It must be taken before
       some authorized magistrate, and upon a prescribed or
       reasonable notice to the opposing party, that may
       attend and cross-examine. It is generally written down
       from the mouth of the witness by the magistrate, or
       some person for him, and in his presence.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The settlement or accumulation of material out of the water column and onto the stream bed. Occurs when the energy of flowing water is unable to support the load of suspended sediment.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Testimony of a witness or a party taken under oath outside the courtroom, the transcript of which becomes a part of the court's file.
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