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Deposition meaning

deposition - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.
  2. 2. The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.
  3. 3. The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.
  4. 4. An important tool used in pretrial discovery where one party questions the other party or a witness in the case. Often conducted in an attorney's office, a deposition requires that all questions be answered under oath and be recorded by a court reporter, who creates a deposition transcript. Increasingly, depositions are being videotaped. Any deponent may be represented by an attorney. At trial, deposition testimony can be used to cast doubt on ( impeach) a witness's contradictory testimony or to refresh the memory of a suddenly forgetful witness. If a deposed witness is unavailable when the trial takes place -- for example, if he or she has died -- the deposition may be read to the jury in place of live testimony.
  5. 5. Act of deposing; evidence on oath; act of depositing; anything deposited.

deposition - examples of usage

  1. He may be preparing a brief, he may be copying a deposition, or perhaps making a copy of a deed; but whatever it is, his whole mind is absorbed and concentrated on his pen. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Hatching of the eggs may occur as early as 10 days after deposition. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The entire process of development from the deposition of the egg to the appearance of the mature fly therefore may be completed in two weeks, or even in a shorter time. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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