deposition

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deposition /ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃən/ noun
plural depositions
deposition
/ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
plural depositions
Learner's definition of DEPOSITION
[count] law : a formal statement that someone who has promised to tell the truth makes so that the statement can be used in court
especially : a formal statement that is made before a trial by a witness who will not be present at the trial
[noncount] technical : the action of depositing something (such as sand, snow, or mud) on a surface or area especially over a period of time
[count, noncount] formal : the act removing someone from a powerful position : the act of deposing someone
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