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depone

[dih-pohn]
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verb (used with or without object), de·poned, de·pon·ing.
  1. to testify under oath; depose.

Origin of depone

1525–35; < Latin dēpōnere to put away, down, aside (Medieval Latin: to testify), equivalent to dē- de- + pōnere to put
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Historical Examples

  • I hope not,' said Miss, 'for we took care to depone them before they parted from us.'

    The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1

    Robert Forbes

  • The s itself is often supplied by the liquids m or n; as in expreme, depreme; compone, depone.

  • They had predicted it to Mrs Todgers, as she (Todgers) could depone, that very morning.


British Dictionary definitions for depone

depone

verb
  1. law, mainly Scots law to declare (something) under oath; testify; depose

Word Origin

C16: from Latin dēpōnere to put down, from de- + pōnere to put, place
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