Depose

Definition of Depose

De`pose´
v. t.1.To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.
[imp. & p. p. Deposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deposing.]
Thus when the state one Edward did depose,
A greater Edward in his room arose.
- Dryden.
2.To let fall; to deposit.
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.
To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands.
- Bacon.
5.To put under oath.
Depose him in the justice of his cause.
- Shak.
v. i.1.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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