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English definition of “deposition”

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.
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