Legal   A handy legal reference for laypersons to decipher lawyer jargon.

#ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

what is...
DEPOSITION
The act or fact of taking sworn testimony of a witnessoutside of court, in certain well-defined circumstances. It is a part of the discovery process whereby litigants obtain information from each other in preparation for trial. Some jurisdictions recognize an affidavit as a form of deposition.
ALSO SEE: COURT REPORTER, TESTIMONY, DISCOVERY, WITNESS

The information provided herein is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered.

    Courtesy of the Legal Glossary
    Copyright © 2006 by 20/20 Technologies