[ dih-poh-zuh l ]
/ dɪˈpoʊ zəl /


an act of deposing.

Origin of deposal

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at depose, -al2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deposal

  • After his deposal and death there was a long interregnum; but the afflatus was only distributed, not extinguished.

    History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
  • As a matter of fact, although Sawyer didn't suspect it, his deposal was in the nature of a taste of discipline.

    Left End Edwards|Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for deposal


/ (dɪˈpəʊzəl) /


another word for deposition (def. 2)
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