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deposition

[dep′əzish′ən]
Etymology: L, deponere, to lay down
(in law) sworn pretrial testimony given by a witness in response to oral or written questions and cross-examination. The deposition is transcribed and may be used for further pretrial investigation. It may also be presented at the trial if the witness cannot be present. Compare discovery, interrogatories.

deposition/testimony

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as the provision of recorded sworn testimony for legal proceedings based upon knowledge of the case. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

deposition

Medical malpractice A testimony obtained under oath from a witness or expert outside of court, which can be subsequently used in a criminal or civil action Metabolic diseases The accumulation of crystallizable or nonmetabolizable material in certain organs

dep·o·si·tion

(dep'ŏ-zish'ŭn)
A sworn pretrial testimony given by a witness in response to oral and written questions and cross examination. The deposition is transcribed and may be used for further pretrial investigation. It may also be presented at the trial if the witness cannot be present; often used in the case of workers' compensation adjudication.

dep·o·si·tion

(dep'ŏ-zish'ŭn)
A sworn pretrial testimony given by a witness in response to oral and written questions and cross examination.

deposition (dep´ōzish´ən),

n the evidence given by a witness under interrogation, oral or written, and usually written down by an official person and intended to be used in the trial of an action in court.
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I said if the JPC were to come to conclusions only on the basis of records and documents then it has wasted its time in trying to call witnesses to depose before it.
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Before last week's trial arguments, the 45 Senate Democrats held on to a slim hope that they could stay united and muster six Republican defections to dismiss the case or, failing that, defeat a vote to depose witnesses.
An application has been submitted to the Bombay High Court seeking its view on whether Waghule can depose before a Pakistani court through videoconferencing and if he can be cross- questioned by lawyers or the Pakistani magistrate during such a deposition, according to a foreign ministry source.
A lawyer for Starr, David Boies, said they would seek to depose Bernanke after he leaves office.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Union pointed out that the Mufti of Tunisia is a tolerant and moderate who is aware of the teachings of Islam, adding that President al-Munisf al-Marzouqi's decision to depose him came after the Mufti stood against the takfiri calls.
Parallelement, l'avocat Assem Qandil a depose un avis au Parquet general contre le marechal Tantaoui, dans lequel, il appelle a l'acceleration des investigations a l'encontre du marechal, de peur des dangers qu'encourt l'ex-president de la CSFA, comme pretend-il, menacant sa vie, au cas oE un des elements inculpes dans le meurtre des manifestants, de l'assassiner pour voiler a jamais la verite.
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6 -- India on Thursday agreed to send the investigation officer of the Mumbai attacks, Ramesh Mahale, to depose before a Pakistani court.
It should be Africans who depose Mugabe to avoid any suggestion that the Western or white races are trying to depose him.