Depose Definition

deposed, deposes, deposing
deposed, deposes, deposing
To remove from office or a position of power, esp. from a throne; oust.
Webster's New World
To bear witness.
Webster's New World
To dethrone.
American Heritage
To lay down.
Webster's New World
To state or testify under oath but out of court.
Webster's New World

Origin of Depose

  • Recorded since c.1300, from Old French deposer, from de- "down" + poser "to put, place". Deposition (1494 in the legal sense) belongs to deposit, but that related word and depose became totally confused

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English deposen from Old French deposer alteration (influenced by poser to put) of Latin dēpōnere to put down depone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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