De*pone" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deponed (?); 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.

2.

To lay down.

[R.]

Southey.

3.

To assert under oath; to depose.

[A Scotticism]

Sprot deponeth that he entered himself thereafter in conference. State Trials(1606).

 

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De*pone", v. i.

To testify under oath; to depose; to bear witness.

[A Scotticism]

The fairy Glorians, whose credibility on this point can not be called in question, depones to the confinement of Merlin in a tree. Dunlop.

 

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