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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
- (literally) (transitive) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
- (transitive) To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.
- A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored on it in a next revolution
- (law) (intransitive) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
- (intransitive) To take, swear an oath.
- (law) (transitive) To interrogate and elicit testimony during a deposition, typically by a lawyer.
- After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
- To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
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to put - or lay something down
to remove (a leader) from office
to give evidence or testimony
to interrogate and elicit testimony
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