Simple Definition of deposition
law : a formal statement that someone who has promised to tell the truth makes so that the statement can be used in court; especially : a formal statement that is made before a trial by a witness who will not be present at the trial
: the action of depositing something (such as sand, snow, or mud) on a surface or area especially over a period of time
: the act removing someone from a powerful position : the act of deposing someone
Full Definition of deposition
1 : an act of removing from a position of authority
2 a : a testifying especially before a court b : declaration; specifically : testimony taken down in writing under oath c : out-of-court testimony made under oath and recorded by an authorized officer for later use in court; also : a meeting at which such testimony is taken
3 : an act or process of depositing
Examples of deposition
She gave a videotaped deposition about what she saw that night.
His attorneys took depositions from the witnesses.
the deposition of sand and gravel on the river bed
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