de·​pos·​al di-ˈpō-zəl How to pronounce deposal (audio)
: an act of deposing from office

Examples of deposal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His deposal was in fact the second time he was forced to move on; an earlier mate was killed by hunters. Richard Pallardy, Discover Magazine, 29 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deposal was in the 14th century

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“Deposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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