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depone (di-POHN) verb tr., intr.
To declare under oath.
[From Medieval Latin deponere (to testify), from Latin (to put down), from de- + ponere (to put). The word depone is often used in another form (depose). But the noun form of the word is clear: deponent.]
"Byamugisha dismissed Besigye's reasons proving he is AIDS-free on the
basis that he has never broken down or been bed-ridden, with a reference
to an affidavit deponed by Maj. Rubaramira Ruranga to the general effect
that he has managed to live a normal life for 16 years."
"But now one Mr. Jones comes forth and depones
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