c.1400, "dethronement, putting down from dignity or authority," from O.Fr. deposition
(12c.), from L. depositionem
, noun of action from deponere
). Meaning "giving of testimony under oath" is from late 15c. Meaning "action of depositing" is from 1590s. Properly, deposition
belongs to deposit
, but deposit
have become totally confused and English deposition
partakes of senses belonging to both.