verb (used with object), de·posed, de·pos·ing.

  1. to remove from office or position, especially high office: The people deposed the dictator.
  2. to testify or affirm under oath, especially in a written statement: to depose that it was true.
  3. Law. to take the deposition of; examine under oath: Two lawyers deposed the witness.

verb (used without object), de·posed, de·pos·ing.

  1. to give sworn testimony, especially in writing.


  1. (tr) to remove from an office or position, esp one of power or rank
  2. law to testify or give (evidence, etc) on oath, esp when taken down in writing; make a deposition

c.1300, from Old French deposer (12c.), from de- “down” (see de-) + poser “put, place” (see pose (v.1)). Related: Deposed; deposing.

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