Post-depositional



[dep-uh-zish-uh n, dee-puh-] /ˌdɛp əˈzɪʃ ən, ˌdi pə-/

noun
1.
removal from an office or position.
2.
the act or process of depositing:
deposition of the documents with the Library of Congress.
3.
the state of being deposited or precipitated:
deposition of soil at the mouth of a river.
4.
something that is deposited.
5.
Law.

6.
Ecclesiastical.

7.
(initial capital letter) a work of art depicting Christ being lowered from the Cross.
/ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃən; ˌdiːpə-/
noun
1.
(law)

2.
the act or instance of deposing
3.
the act or an instance of depositing
4.
something that is deposited; deposit
/ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃən; ˌdiːpə-/
noun
1.
the taking down of Christ’s body from the Cross or a representation of this
n.

late 14c., “dethronement, putting down from dignity or authority,” from Old French deposicion (12c.), from Latin depositionem (nominative depositio), noun of action from past participle stem of deponere (see deposit (v.)).

Meaning “statements made in court under oath” is from early 15c. Meaning “action of depositing” is from 1590s. Properly, deposition belongs to deposit, but deposit and depose have become totally confused and English deposition partakes of senses belonging to both.
deposition
(děp’ə-zĭsh’ən)

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