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To make a deposition; to give evidence in the shape of a deposition; to make statements that are written down and sworn to; to give testimony that is reduced to writing by a duly qualified officer and sworn to by the deponent.

To deprive an individual of a public employment or office against his or her will. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.

In ancient usage, to testify as a witness; to give evidence under oath.

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v. 1) to ask questions of a witness or a party to a lawsuit at a deposition (testimony outside of the courtroom before trial). 2) to testify at a deposition. (See: deponent, deposition)

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TO DEPOSE, practice. To make a deposition; to give testimony as a witness.

TO DEPOSE, rights. The act of depriving an individual of a public employment or office, against his will. Wolff, Sec. 1063. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.

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The gains you reap from experts being nervous and ill-prepared for cross-examination at trial can outweigh the benefit of the information traditionally obtained by deposing them.
The deposing attorneys may be attempting to upset your composure and compel you to tell a differing account just to be done with the line of questioning.
Modi, who is facing the BCCI inquiry for his alleged " individual misdemeanours" in the IPL, has alleged that Board president N Srinivasan sent a " subtle message" to Punjab Cricket Association ( PCA) president IS Bindra to refrain from deposing.
Editorial includes: an outline for deposing the child's parents; discovery and investigation techniques; sample medical reports and critiques; sibling and parental testing and its impact on a case; jury selection; analysis of Title X and its impact on lead paint poisoning litigation; the role of confounding variables; how to calculate lost wages; cross-examing neuro- psychologist; and, deposing a health inspector.
" She was found incapable of deposing by ASJ ( additional sessions judge) in September, 2007, now summoning the child wit- ness, in fact, would amount to summoning a tutored witness," Justice Dhingra said.
Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik had said last month that without the two Indian officials deposing before a Pakistani court, it would be " impossible" to get the seven accused Pakistanis convicted because the charges depended solely on Qasab's disclosures.