removed from high office or position:The musical was a political satire about a deposed king and queen forced to go incognito in their own country.
Law. examined under oath, sometimes with the resulting statement taken down in writing and used in court in place of spoken testimony:Only two of the deposed witnesses directly indicated personal knowledge of the alleged trip.
the simple past tense and past participle of depose.
- un·de·posed, adjective
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How to use deposed in a sentence
Sullivan demanded answers and said DeJoy would need to be either deposed or made to testify under oath in front of Sullivan.USPS update: The latest on how absentee ballots are being counted in swing states | Aric Jenkins | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
Schottel has also deposed the new chief, Thomas Jackson, who took over in 2010.
Yet Avakov does not appear worried about lingering support for the deposed leader.Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Arsen Avakov, Begs Rebels to Help Defend Ukraine | James Kirchick | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or because he supported the deposed King Richard II rather than the usurper Henry Bolingbroke?Five Little-Known But History-Changing Medieval Crime Stories | Eric Jager | March 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He complained that he had been deposed by a “coup” in an apparent bid for intervention by Russia.Here's What It's Like to Fight Vitali Klitschko, Ukraine’s Revolutionary Champ | Michael Daly | February 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sequestered in highly unusual fashion during his trials this weekend.
The deposed ruler plotted and planned all kinds of schemes whereby he might be restored to his old position of authority.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
He laid claim to some of the territories of the pope, by whom he was excommunicated and deposed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The officers had either fled or been deposed by their men, and such few as remained were held "suspect."Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Since the English deposed the native sovereign, the palace has been inhabited by the English resident, or governor.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Myles deposed, in 1592, that henceforth Burbage "would not suffer her to meddle in the premises, but thrust her out of all."Shakespearean Playhouses | Joseph Quincy Adams