Definitions for deposedɪˈpoʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•posedɪˈpoʊz(v.)-posed, -pos•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to remove from office or position, esp. high office.

  2. to testify or affirm under oath, esp. in writing.

    Category: Law

  3. to take the deposition of; examine under oath:

    Two lawyers deposed the witness.

  4. (v.i.)to give sworn testimony, esp. in writing.

    Category: Law

Origin of depose:

1250–1300; ME < OF deposer to put down =de-de - +poser < VL *posāre, LL pausāre; see pose1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. depose, force out(verb)

    force to leave (an office)

  2. swear, depose, depone(verb)

    make a deposition; declare under oath


  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 Dictionary

  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

Anagrams of depose

  1. speedo, Speedo

  2. Speedo

Translations for depose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to remove from a high position (eg from that of a king)

They have deposed the emperor.

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