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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.