A deposition is given before a case goes to court.
- An example of deposition is the firing of a person from a government job.
- An example of deposition is to tell the details of the crime to an attorney before the case goes to court.
- a deposing or being deposed; removal from office or position of power
- the act of testifying
- a depositing or being deposited
- something deposited or left lying
- Law the testimony of a witness made under oath, but not in open court, and written down to be used when the case comes to trial
Origin of depositionMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin depositio, a laying or putting down ; from Classical Latin depositus: see deposit
- The act of deposing, as from high office.
- The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
- Something deposited; a deposit.
- Law Sworn testimony recorded for use in court at a later date.
- Deposition The removal of Jesus from the cross.
- The removal of someone from office.
- The act of depositing material, especially by a natural process; the resultant deposit.
- (chemistry) The production of a thin film of material onto an existing surface.
- (law) The process of taking sworn testimony out of court; the testimony so taken.
- (meteorology) The formation of snow or frost directly from water vapor.
- (physics) The transformation of a gas into a solid without an intermediate liquid phase (reverse of sublimation)
- (religion) The formal placement of relics in a church or shrine, and the feast day commemorating it.
From Old French deposicion (French déposition)
deposition - Legal Definition