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v. de·poned, de·pon·ing, de·pones Law
To give testimony by affidavit or deposition.
(Law) law chiefly Scots law to declare (something) under oath; testify; depose
[C16: from Latin dēpōnere to put down, from de- + pōnere to put, place]
v.t., v.i. -poned, -pon•ing.
to testify under oath; depose.
[1525–35; < Latin dēpōnere to put away, down, aside]
Past participle: deponed
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|Verb||1.||depone - make a deposition; declare under oath|
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"