depone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v depone make a deposition; declare under oath
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Depone To assert under oath; to depose. "Sprot deponeth that he entered himself thereafter in conference."
    • Depone To lay down.
    • Depone To lay, as a stake; to wager.
    • v. i Depone To testify under oath; to depose; to bear witness. "The fairy Glorians, whose credibility on this point can not be called in question, depones to the confinement of Merlin in a tree."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depone To lay down; deposit.
    • depone To lay down as a pledge; wager.
    • depone To testify; state in a deposition.
    • depone In Scots and old Eng. law, to give testimony; bear witness; depose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Depone de-pōn′ to testify upon oath.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deponere, depositum, to put down, in LL., to assert under oath; de-, + ponere, to put, place. See Position, and cf. Deposit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deponĕrede, down, and ponĕre, to place.

Usage

In literature:

Depones that the three panels and the deponent went from Anstruther to Pittenweem on foot, between ten and eleven o'clock at night.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
The deponent mentions two other persons, by name, "and some others that are dead," who witnessed the exploit.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
And this deponent farther saith, That about the 6th of March, 11 Car.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
All this I have heard my mother tell when I was a young lad; furthermore your deponent knoweth not.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
This Deponent thereupon called unto the People of the House, to advise them of what passed; and he himself did follow her.
"The Wonders of the Invisible World" by Cotton Mather
How much other fancy raiment he proposes to spring on us the deponent knoweth not.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Beyond that, deponent sayeth not, as the legal boys say.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
One poor hogshead of wine (a trifle to Logan) had been sent in that summer; so Matthew Logan deponed.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
This deponent saith not.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
When these mootings were discontinued deponent sayeth not.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In news:

But most of the time, no investigator is hired to find out whether the deponent did obtain her degree or dropped out in the last semester of her senior year.
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