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depose

[dih-pohz] /dɪˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), deposed, deposing.
1.
to remove from office or position, especially high office:
The people deposed the dictator.
2.
to testify or affirm under oath, especially in a written statement:
to depose that it was true.
3.
Law. to take the deposition of; examine under oath:
Two lawyers deposed the witness.
verb (used without object), deposed, deposing.
4.
to give sworn testimony, especially in writing.
Origin of depose
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English deposen < Old French deposer to put down, equivalent to de- de- + poser < Vulgar Latin *posāre, Late Latin pausāre; see pose1
Related forms
deposable, adjective
deposer, noun
undeposable, adjective
undeposed, adjective
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  • Formerly he was the ruler of the Tsian-Tang River, but now he has been deposed.

  • The deposed Nepos also sent a petition to Zeno to restore him.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • He persecuted Vigilius: he deposed his own patriarch Eutychius.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • The Devil had been deposed, but his faithful subjects have restored him to his throne.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • Like a drugged man the deposed president let himself be led out.

    The Adventurer Cyril M. Kornbluth
British Dictionary definitions for deposed

depose

/dɪˈpəʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove from an office or position, esp one of power or rank
2.
(law) to testify or give (evidence, etc) on oath, esp when taken down in writing; make a deposition
Derived Forms
deposable, adjective
deposer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French deposer to put away, put down, from Late Latin dēpōnere to depose from office, from Latin: to put aside; see depone
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Word Origin and History for deposed

depose

v.

c.1300, from Old French deposer (12c.), from de- "down" (see de-) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Related: Deposed; deposing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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