Depose De*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deposing}.][FF. d['e]poser, in the sense of L. deponere to put down; but from pref. d['e]- (L. de) + poser to place. See {Pose}, {Pause}.] 1. To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Thus when the state one Edward did depose, A greater Edward in his room arose. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To let fall; to deposit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Additional mud deposed upon it. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office. [1913 Webster]

A tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed. --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

4. To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. To put under oath. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Depose him in the justice of his cause. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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