(De*pose"), v. i. To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.
Then, seeing't was he that made you to despose,Shak.
Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous.
1. One who deposes or degrades from office.
2. One who testifies or deposes; a deponent.
(De*pos"it) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deposited; p. pr. & vb. n. Depositing.] [L. depositus, p. p. of
deponere. See Depone, and cf. Deposit, n.]
1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs
in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
The fear is deposited in conscience.Jer. Taylor.
2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to
place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of. [Obs.]
If what is written prove useful to you, to the depositing that which I can not but deem an error.Hammond.
Both this verb and the noun following were formerly written deposite.
(De*pos"it), n. [L. depositum, fr. depositus, p. p. of deponere: cf. F. dépôt, OF. depost. See
Deposit, v. t., and cf. Depot.]
1. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated
from a solution or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis.Kirwan.
2. (Mining) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation. Raymond.
3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the
care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or
4. (Law) (a) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor. (b) Money lodged
with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.
5. A place of deposit; a depository. [R.]
Bank of deposit. See under Bank. In deposit, or On deposit, in trust or safe keeping as a
deposit; as, coins were received on deposit.
(De*pos"i*ta*ry) n.; pl. Depositaries [L. depositarius, fr. deponere. See Deposit.]