deposition

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deposition
  • noun
    The action of deposing someone, especially a monarch. (Edward V's deposition)
    The process of giving sworn evidence. (the deposition of four expert witnesses)
    The action of depositing something. (pebbles formed by the deposition of calcium in solution)
    The taking down of the body of Jesus Christ from the Cross. (The Pietà is the title given to the representation of the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and St. John lamenting over the dead Christ after the Deposition and before the Entombment.)

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