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deposition

noun uk   /ˌdep.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us  

deposition noun (STATEMENT)

[C] specialized law a formal written statement made or used in a law court: Before the court case, we had to file/give a deposition. Our lawyer took a deposition from us. a sworn deposition

deposition noun (REMOVAL)

[U] formal the act of removing someone important from a powerful position: Crowds celebrated the dictator's deposition.
the formation of a layer of a substance such as soil or rock, or the substance that forms the layer
Translations of “deposition”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲明, 證言, 書面證詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声明, 证言, 书面证词…
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