• WordNet 3.6
    • v depose make a deposition; declare under oath
    • v depose force to leave (an office)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Depose To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition. "Then, seeing't was he that made you to despose ,
      Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous."
    • Depose To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside. "Thus when the state one Edward did depose ,
      A greater Edward in his room arose."
    • Depose To let fall; to deposit. "Additional mud deposed upon it."
    • Depose To put under oath. "Depose him in the justice of his cause."
    • Depose To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office. "A tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed ."
    • Depose To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use. "To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depose To lay down; let fall; deposit.
    • depose To lay aside.
    • depose To remove; eject; evict.
    • depose To remove from office, especially from royalty, or from high executive, ecclesiastical, or judicial office; dethrone; divest of office: as, to depose a king or a bishop.
    • depose To take away; strip off (from one); divest (one of).
    • depose To testify to; attest.
    • depose To examine on oath; take the deposition of.
    • depose To bear witness.
    • depose Specifically To give testimony on oath; especially, to give testimony which is embodied in writing in a deposition or an affidavit; give answers to interrogatories intended as evidence in a court: as, he deposed to the following facts; the witness deposes and says that, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Depose de-pōz′ to remove from a high station: to degrade: to strip: to attest:
    • v.t Depose de-pōz′ (Shak.) to examine on oath
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  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    “Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
FF. déposer, in the sense of L. deponere, to put down; but from pref. dé-,L. de,) + poser, to place. See Pose Pause
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. de, from, pausāre, to pause, (late) to place.


In literature:

Some depose that an emigrant bought it of the baby; but no one knows.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
Siri Sangabo 2nd, son-deposed ditto 648 82.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
If we are in the fault, depose us, or punish us yet more severely.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
The object was to intimidate those who would be most efficient in convicting and deposing the unworthy officials.
"The American Missionary, Volume XLII. No. 10. October 1888" by Various
Necker, as Minister of Finance, had saved the State from financial ruin; then had been deposed and banished; then recalled.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
On October 5 the Queen bade the council and community of the town to meet in the Tolbooth, depose the Provost and Bailies, and elect others.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
The Council condemned him of heresy, deposed, and excommunicated him.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
The remainder decided to go to the High Court of Justice and demand a warrant to depose and arrest the prince president.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
Prince Mirko died and King Nikita was deposed.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Brian now proceeded to depose Malachy.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack

In news:

Weak jokes depose 'Dictator' Baron Cohen.
There are conflicting reports as to whether deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is " clinically dead".
While the student uprising failed to overthrow the dictatorship , a coup by army hardliners deposed the dictator , George Papadopoulos, on Nov 25, 1973.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs to be deposed.
Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store.
Mayor Carlos Alvarez is likely to be deposed before his term ends.
H ow to depose Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in a clean fashion has become a pressing question for the international community.
Guinea-Bissau Premier, Election Front-Runner, Is Deposed in a Coup.
For years, democratically elected presidents in the region were routinely deposed through military coups.
Deposed rabbi delivered Assembly invocation .
Rebels are advancing on the capital in an attempt to depose President Samuel K Doe before a five-nation West African peacekeeping force arrives to impose a cease-fire and set up elections.
Ali-Reza Pahlavi , the youngest son of the deposed Shah of Iran and graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School, reportedly took his own life earlier this week at his home in Boston.
Officer Larry Bertrand was recently deposed in a lawsuit that alleges his harassment of club owners was criminal behavior.
Deposed coach makes debut on Cleveland TV.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Today, images of Pakistanis rejoicing at the reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry abound.

In science:

Further evolution of turbulent magnetic fields deposed in the neutron star crust depends on conductive properties of the crustal matter and the cooling scenario.
Convection in protoneutron stars and the structure of surface magnetic fields in pulsars