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1‘a commissioner is to take depositions from witnesses’
statement, sworn statement, affidavit, attestation, affirmation, assertion
allegation, submission, declaration, pronouncement, profession
rare asseveration, averment, representation
2‘the pebbles are formed by the deposition of calcium’
3‘the barons plotted the King's deposition’
overthrow, overturning, toppling, downfall, removal from office, removal, unseating, dethronement, supplanting, displacement, dismissal, discharge, ousting, drumming out, throwing out, forcing out, driving out, expulsion, expelling, ejection, ejecting
North American ouster
informal sacking, firing, defenestration
British informal turfing out
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