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Definition a pretrial questioning of a witness or the resulting transcript
  • The purpose of a deposition is to discover facts and obtain evidence.
deposition = a pretrial questioning of a witness
  • She lied during her deposition.
  • deposition = formal questioning of a witness before a trial
  • Andrew Judson sat at the large oak desk in his study reading depositions for an upcoming trial.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • depositions = transcripts of pretrial questioning of witnesses
  • Even Nathaniel Blackwood quit stopping by except when hearings and depositions required his presence.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • depositions = pretrial questioning of witnesses
  • GILES, pointing at his deposition: The proof is there! I have it from an honest man who heard Putnam say it!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Mary Warren, how came you to this turnabout? Has Mr. Proctor threatened you for this deposition?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = testimony answering questions in preparation for a trial
  •   "Her deposition, Mr. Proctor."
      Proctor hands it to him.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Proctor starts to hand Danforth the deposition, and Hale comes up to Danforth in a trembling state.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • This is Mary Warren's deposition.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • This is Mr. Corey's deposition.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Hathorne takes the deposition, and walks to the window with it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • GILES: John, my deposition, give him mine.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Now, what deposition do you have for us, Mr. Proctor?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • DANFORTH, instantly: No, no, I accept no depositions.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • depositions = transcripts (written copies) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • PROCTOR, reaching into his jacket: She has signed a deposition, sir—
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = transcript (written copy) of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Your friend, Mary Warren, has given us a deposition. In which she swears that she never saw familiar spirits, apparitions, nor any manifest of the Devil.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = interview answering questions in preparation for a trial
  • It does not escape me that this deposition may be devised to blind us; it may well be that Mary Warren has been conquered by Satan, who sends her here to distract our sacred purpose.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deposition = testimony consisting of answers to questions asked in preparation for a trial
  • Faure took down the daroga's depositions and proceeded to treat him as a madman.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • I make a deposition and you take it.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Crime And Punishment
  • I wish I could doubt the evidence of my senses, but their depositions are unimpeachable.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Old Curiosity Shop

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