[ dih-pohzd ]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of depose.

Origin of deposed


Other words from deposed

  • un·de·posed, adjective

Words Nearby deposed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use deposed in a sentence

  • 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.

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  • He laid claim to some of the territories of the pope, by whom he was excommunicated and deposed.

  • The officers had either fled or been deposed by their men, and such few as remained were held "suspect."

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  • Since the English deposed the native sovereign, the palace has been inhabited by the English resident, or governor.

  • Myles deposed, in 1592, that henceforth Burbage "would not suffer her to meddle in the premises, but thrust her out of all."

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