Pronounced: ob-VUHRT, verb

Notes: I wasn’t sure what this word meant, but I did know a related word that should have given me a clue

Yesterday’s word

The word depone means “to assert under oath : testify”

First usage

The word has been around since the 1500s.

Background / Comments

The word comes from Latin deponere (to put down). The word depone has been used in Scots law since the 1400s. It came into the English in the following century; it has crossed the pond and is known in the American court system.

Published by Richard

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