depose

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verb de·pose \di-ˈpōz, dē-\

Definition of depose

deposed

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deposing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove from a throne or other high position plotting to depose the king a deposed military leader

  3. 2 :  to put down :  deposit deposing the sacrament in a carved recess — Francis Berry

  4. 3 [Middle English, from Medieval Latin deponere, from Late Latin] a law :  to testify to under oath or by affidavit deposed before the court that he had seen the defendant enter the buildingb :  affirm, assertc law :  to take testimony (see testimony 1a) from especially by deposition depose a witness plaintiffs … were entitled to depose experts retained by the defendants — National Law Journal

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to bear witness

Examples of depose in a Sentence

  1. a military junta deposed the dictator after he had bankrupted the country

  2. she was nervous when the time to depose before the jury finally arrived

Origin and Etymology of depose

Middle English, from Anglo-French deposer, from Late Latin deponere (perfect indicative deposui), from Latin, to put down


First Known Use: 14th century


DEPOSE Defined for English Language Learners

depose

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verb de·pose \di-ˈpōz, dē-\

Definition of depose for English Language Learners

  • : to remove (someone) from a powerful position


DEPOSE Defined for Kids

depose

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verb de·pose \di-ˈpōz\

Definition of depose for Students

deposed

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deposing

  1. :  to remove from a high office depose a king


Law Dictionary

depose

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verb de·pose \di-ˈpōz\

Legal Definition of depose

deposed

deposing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to testify to under oath or by sworn affidavit

  3. 2 :  to take testimony from especially by deposition plaintiffs…were entitled to depose experts retained by the defendants — National Law Journal — compare examine

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  testify the plaintiff deposed in person to many specific facts — Mintz v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co., 72 S.E.2d 38 (1952)



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