DEPOSITION

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deposition (dep-<<schwa>>-zish-<<schwa>>n).1. A witness’s out-of-court testimony that is reduced to writing (usu. by a court reporter) for later use in court or for discovery purposes. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 30; Fed. R. Crim. P. 15. — Also termed examination before trial. [Cases: Criminal
Law 627.2; Federal Civil Procedure 1311–1456; Pretrial Procedure 91–206. C.J.S. Criminal Law § 468; Discovery§§ 2, 4, 6–7, 9–10, 12–32, 34–61, 69, 77, 125; Pretrial Procedure§§ 4–6, 10–17, 24, 33, 35–54, 63–66, 70–72, 74, 76–77, 109–129, 132–138.] 2. The session at which such
testimony is recorded.