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verb (used with or without object), de·poned, de·pon·ing.
  1. to testify under oath; depose.
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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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  • 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


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

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