DEPOSE, verb transitive [Latin To lay or put.]
1. To lay down; to throw; to let fall; as, the flood deposed fine particles of earth on the bank of the river. In this sense, we now use deposit.
2. To reduce from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to degrade; to devest of office; as, to depose a king or a pope.
3. To give testimony on oath, especially to give testimony which is committed to writing; to give answers to interrogatories, intended as evidence in a court.
4. To lay aside.
5. To take away; to strip; to divest.
6. To examine on oath.
DEPOSE, verb intransitive To bear witness.