Recorded since c.1300, from Old French deposer, from de- "down" + poser "to put, place". Deposition (1494 in the legal sense) belongs to deposit, but that related word and depose became totally confused
- (literally, transitive) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
- additional mud deposed upon it
- (transitive) To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.
- A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored in a subsequent revolution.
- a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
- (law, intransitive) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
- (law, transitive) To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.
- After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
- Depose him in the justice of his cause.
- (intransitive) To take or swear an oath.
- To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
- Francis Bacon
- to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands
- Francis Bacon
to put - or lay something down
to remove (a leader) from office
to give evidence or testimony
to interrogate and elicit testimony
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