Definition of Depose

1. Verb. Force to leave (an office).

Exact synonyms: Force Out
Generic synonyms: Boot Out, Drum Out, Expel, Kick Out, Oust, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Bring Down, Overthrow, Overturn, Subvert
Derivative terms: Deposition

2. Verb. Make a deposition; declare under oath.
Exact synonyms: Depone, Swear
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Deponent, Deposer, Deposition, Swearing

Definition of Depose

1. v. t. To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.

2. v. i. To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.

Definition of Depose

1. Verb. (literally) (transitive) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent. ¹

3. Verb. (legal) (intransitive) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To take, swear an oath. ¹

5. Verb. (legal) (transitive) To interrogate and elicit testimony during a deposition, typically by a lawyer. ¹

6. Verb. To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm. ¹

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Definition of Depose

1. to remove from office [v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depose

depose (current term)
deposit account
deposit box
deposit contract
deposit interest retention tax
depositary receipt

Literary usage of Depose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty, Richard Peters (1819)
"... and government now duly and happily established within this kingdom of Great Britain, and to depose our said lord the king from the royal state, title, ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Right of the witan to depose the king: aright never asserted by the feudal councils of the Norman and Angevin kings. mode, short of deposition, ..."

3. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"On all these articles the said commons demand the judgment of parliament. 94. Threat to depose Richard II (1386. Latin original. ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"... TO depose THE K1NG. MB. KEMBLE (ii. 219) formally reckons among the powers of the ... that they "had the power to depose the King, ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Code, | 118, provides that "every person who, having taken an oath that he will testify, declare, and depose, or certify truly before any competent tribunal ..."

6. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"(r)1 But the oath must be taken by a person sworn to depose the truth ; and a false verdict does cot come under the notion of perjury, because the jurors do ..."

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