Deponing
Depone De*pone" (d[-e]*p[=o]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deponed} (-p[=o]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deponing}.] [L. deponere, depositum, to put down, in LL., to assert under oath; de- + ponere to put, place. See {Position}, and cf. {Deposit}.] 1. To lay, as a stake; to wager. [Obs.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay down. [R.] --Southey. [1913 Webster]

3. To assert under oath; to depose. [A Scotticism] [1913 Webster]

Sprot deponeth that he entered himself thereafter in conference. --State Trials(1606). [1913 Webster]


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  • deponing — de·pone || dɪ pəʊn v. testify under oath …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Depone — De*pone (d[ e]*p[=o]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deponed} ( p[=o]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deponing}.] [L. deponere, depositum, to put down, in LL., to assert under oath; de + ponere to put, place. See {Position}, and cf. {Deposit}.] 1. To lay, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deponed — Depone De*pone (d[ e]*p[=o]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deponed} ( p[=o]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deponing}.] [L. deponere, depositum, to put down, in LL., to assert under oath; de + ponere to put, place. See {Position}, and cf. {Deposit}.] 1. To lay,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depone — verb (deponed; deponing) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin deponere, from Latin, to put down, from de + ponere to put more at position Date: 15th century testify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depone — /di pohn /, v.t., v.i., deponed, deponing. to testify under oath; depose. [1525 35; < L deponere to put away, down, aside (ML: to testify), equiv. to de DE + ponere to put] * * * …   Universalium

  • depone — /dəˈpoʊn/ (say duh pohn) verb (deponed, deponing) Obsolete –verb (t) 1. to testify under oath. –verb (i) 2. to give testimony. {Latin dēpōnere put away or down, Medieval Latin testify. See deposit} …   Australian English dictionary

  • depone — [dē pōn′] vt., vi. deponed, deponing [L deponere, to put down (in ML, testify): see DEPOSE] Archaic to declare under oath, esp. in writing; testify …   English World dictionary

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