Definition of depone in English:


Line breaks: de¦pone
Pronunciation: /dɪˈpəʊn/

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[no object] chiefly Scottish
Give evidence as a witness in a law court: [with clause]: Adams paraded several relations to depone that Charlie had been crazy from birth all the witnesses were deponing to the same facts


late Middle English: from Latin deponere 'put down, (in medieval sense) testify', from de- 'down' + ponere 'to place'.

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