- to remove from office or position, especially high office: The people deposed the dictator.
- to testify or affirm under oath, especially in a written statement: to depose that it was true.
- Law. to take the deposition of; examine under oath: Two lawyers deposed the witness.
- to give sworn testimony, especially in writing.
Origin of depose
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Examples from the Web for deposed
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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
March 28, 2014
Or because he supported the deposed King Richard II rather than the usurper Henry Bolingbroke?Five Little-Known But History-Changing Medieval Crime Stories
March 11, 2014
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
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Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sequestered in highly unusual fashion during his trials this weekend.Morsi’s Soundproof Glass Booth Trial
February 2, 2014
Formerly he was the ruler of the Tsian-Tang River, but now he has been deposed.The Chinese Fairy Book
The deposed Nepos also sent a petition to Zeno to restore him.
He persecuted Vigilius: he deposed his own patriarch Eutychius.
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
- (tr) to remove from an office or position, esp one of power or rank
- law to testify or give (evidence, etc) on oath, esp when taken down in writing; make a deposition
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
Word Origin and History for deposed
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