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Webster 1913 Edition


Deposition

Depˊo-si′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
depositio
, fr.
deponere
: cf. F.
déposition
. 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; removal.
☞ 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.
Syn.
Deposition
,
Affidavit
.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Deposition

DEPOSITION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of laying or throwing down; as, soil is formed by the deposition of fine particles, during a flood.
2.
That which is thrown down; that which is lodged; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.
3.
The act of giving testimony under oath.
4.
The attested written testimony of a witness; an affidavit.
5.
The act of dethroning a king, or the degrading of a person from an office or station; a divesting of sovereignty, or of office and dignity; a depriving of clerical orders. A deposition differs from abdication; an abdication being voluntary, and a deposition, compulsory.

Definition 2022


Deposition

Deposition

See also: deposition and déposition

English

Proper noun

Deposition

  1. (Christianity) The removal of Jesus from the cross.

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deposition

deposition

See also: Deposition and déposition

English

Noun

deposition (plural depositions)

  1. The removal of someone from office.
  2. The act of depositing material, especially by a natural process; the resultant deposit.
  3. (chemistry) The production of a thin film of material onto an existing surface.
  4. (law) The process of taking sworn testimony out of court; the testimony so taken.
  5. (meteorology) The formation of snow or frost directly from water vapor.
  6. (physics) The transformation of a gas into a solid without an intermediate liquid phase (reverse of sublimation)
  7. (religion) The formal placement of relics in a church or shrine, and the feast day commemorating it.

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  • thin film deposition
  • vapor deposition

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