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I, Maureen Watt, depone aat I wull be leal and bear ae full alleadgance tae Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, swore the newly-elected Member of the Scottish Parliament in the dialect of the North-East of Scotland. (Translation: "I swear that I will be loyal and bear full allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.") Depone, a word used in Scots law for "testify" since the 15th century, is perfectly at home in the oath. The word originated from Latin deponere, meaning "to put down." The related English verb depose, referring to testimony, entered the language through the same root the following century. Though used less frequently in American English than depose, depone is no stranger to the American court system.
Origin and Etymology of depone
Middle English, from Medieval Latin deponere, from Latin, to put down, from de- + ponere to put — more at position
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with depone
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