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Lewis : depositio

depositio, dēpŏsĭtĭo, ōnis, f. depono (post-Aug.; most freq. in jurid. Lat.). Lit., a laying down, putting off. A depositing for safe-keeping, Dig. 16, 3, 1; 5; 17.

A pulling or tearing down: aedificii, Dig. 4, 2, 9, § 2.

A depositing in the earth, burying, Inscr. Orell. 1121 (of 384 A.D.).

A parting from, getting rid of: carnis sordium, Vulg. 1 Pet. 3, 21; cf.: tabernaculi mei, i. e. the body, id. 2 Pet. 1, 14.

Trop. In gen.: testium, a deposition, testimony, Cod. 2, 43, 3: dignitatis, a lowering, degradation, Dig. 48, 19, 8 init.— In rhetor. The close of a period: prout aut depositio aut inceptio aut transitus postulabit, Quint. 11, 3, 46 Spald.

The lowering of voice, sound, or speed of utterance, = Gr. θέσις (opp. ἄρσις = elatio), Mart. Cap. 9, § 974.