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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Depositioun, -icioun, n. Also: -ition, -icion. [Late ME. deposicyon (1494), L. dēpositio.] The testimony given by a witness in court. 1456 Hay I. 262/12.
Gif … [the witnesses] in thair deposiciouns ar fundyn variable
1471 Acta Aud. 14/1.
The lordis ordanis the deposiciouns of thaim that are cummyn to be tane
1483 Ib. *112/2.
Charging … [the] clerk of register … to send the deposiciouns of the witnes … takin in the said mater
1521 Fife Sheriff Ct. 232.
Williame Lausone … noucht comperit … to here & se certane deposicionis … nore to except in contray thaim
1604 Lanark B. Rec. 116.
It is fund … efter tryell and depositioun of famous witnes, that Jhon Broun hes contravenit the toun actis
1622-6 Bisset I. 202/23.
The depositionis of witnese … to ly closed untill the advising of the procese

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