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Meaning of DEPOSE

Pronunciation:  di'powz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make a deposition; declare under oath
  2. [v]  force to leave (an office)
 

DEPOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: depone, force out, swear
 
 See Also: boot out, bring down, declare, drum out, expel, kick out, oust, overthrow, overturn, subvert, throw out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deposed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deposing}.][FF. d['e]poser, in the sense of L. deponere
    to put down; but from pref. d['e]- (L. de) + poser to place.
    See {Pose}, {Pause}.]
    1. To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside. [Obs.]
    
             Thus when the state one Edward did depose, A greater
             Edward in his room arose.             --Dryden.
    
    2. To let fall; to deposit. [Obs.]
    
             Additional mud deposed upon it.       --Woodward.
    
    3. 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.                           --Prynne.
    
    4. To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now
       usually said of bearing testimony which is officially
       written down for future use. --Abbott.
    
             To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
    5. To put under oath. [Obs.]
    
             Depose him in the justice of his cause. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \De*pose"\, v. i.
    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.    --Shak.
    
    
 
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