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Friday, February 10, 2012

Definitions for depone

  1. To testify under oath; depose.

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Citations for depone
These two females did afterwards depone that Mr. Willet in his consternation uttered but one word, and called that up the stairs in a stentorian voice, six distinct times. Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge
I cannot depone positively to the exact proportion of his waking or of his sleeping dreams that was of their weaving. Edmund Quincy, The Haunted Adjutant
Origin of depone
In Latin, dēpōnere meant "to put aside." In Medieval Latin it came to mean "to testify" and came directly into English.