depose

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See also: dépose and déposé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Recorded since c.1300, from Middle English, 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 thoroughly confused.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈpəʊz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /diˈpoʊz/, /dəˈpoʊz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Verb[edit]

depose (third-person singular simple present deposes, present participle deposing, simple past and past participle deposed)

  1. (literally, transitive) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
    • (Can we date this quote by Woodword and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      additional mud deposed upon it
  2. (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 in a subsequent revolution.
    • (Can we date this quote by Prynne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
  3. (law, intransitive) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
  4. (law, transitive) To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.
    After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
  5. (intransitive) To take or swear an oath.
  6. To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From depos (since, afterward) +‎ -e (adverb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.ˈpo.se/, /dɛ.ˈpɔ.sɛ/

Adverb[edit]

depose

  1. since, from that time, thence, thenceforth

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depose

  1. third-person singular past historic of deporre