Definitions for deposedɪˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. depose, force out(verb)

    force to leave (an office)

  2. swear, depose, depone(verb)

    make a deposition; declare under oath

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. depose(Verb)

    To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.

  2. depose(Verb)

    To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.

    A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored on it in a next revolution

  3. depose(Verb)

    To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition

  4. depose(Verb)

    To take, swear an oath.

  5. depose(Verb)

    To interrogate and elicit testimony during a deposition, typically by a lawyer.

    After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.

  6. depose(Verb)

    To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.

  7. Origin: Recorded since c.1300, from deposer, from de- "down" + poser "to put, place". Deposition (1494 in the legal sense) belongs to deposit, but that related word and depose became totally confused

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Depose(verb)

    to lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside

  2. Depose(verb)

    to let fall; to deposit

  3. Depose(verb)

    to remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office

  4. Depose(verb)

    to testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use

  5. Depose(verb)

    to put under oath

  6. Depose(verb)

    to bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition

  7. Origin: [FF. dposer, in the sense of L. deponere to put down; but from pref. d- (L. de) + poser to place. See Pose, Pause.]

Anagrams of depose »

  1. speedo, Speedo

  2. Speedo

Translations for depose

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  • детронирам, давам показания, давам клетва, депонирамBulgarian
  • niederlegen, aussagen, deponieren, bezeugen, entthronen, verhören, unter, EidGerman
  • suistaa vallastaFinnish
  • aithríoghadh, fianaise a thabhairt, (Ceannaire) do briseadh amachIrish
  • הדיחHebrew
  • tanúsít, eltávolít, leteszHungarian
  • neerleggen, afzetten, getuigenDutch
  • zeznać żePolish
  • deporPortuguese
  • depune, detronare, a depune mărturie, mărturisiRomanian
  • низлага́ть, низложи́тьRussian
  • svrgnutiSerbo-Croatian

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