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