Definition of "deposition" []

  • The act of deposing, as from high office. (noun)
  • The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process. (noun)
  • Something deposited; a deposit. (noun)
  • Law Testimony under oath, especially a statement by a witness that is written down or recorded for use in court at a later date. (noun)
  • The removal of Jesus from the cross. (noun)
  • The giving of testimony on oath (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The testimony so given (noun)
  • The sworn statement of a witness used in court in his or her absence (noun)
  • The act or instance of deposing (noun)
  • The act or an instance of depositing (noun)
  • Something that is deposited; deposit (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deposition" in a sentence
  • "Now, for their ‘mystery’ witness in Sony BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum, “Flying to Chicago to conduct the deposition is an unnecessary expense,” say the labels in a court document."
  • "Whether one relies on cases pertaining to discovery from reporters or on a simple and straightforward analysis of the factors identified in Rule 26, the case against forcing Goldberg to give his deposition is appreciably stronger than the case for permitting it ...."
  • "Mr. Dotzauer argued that this deposition is a medical record and must therefore be sealed."