de·pose /dɪˈpoz, di-/
De·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deposed p. pr. & vb. n. Deposing.]
1. To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside. [Obs.]
Thus when the state one Edward did depose,
A greater Edward in his room arose. --Dryden.
2. To let fall; to deposit. [Obs.]
Additional mud deposed upon it. --Woodward.
3. To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office.
A tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed. --Prynne.
4. To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use.
To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands. --Bacon.
5. To put under oath. [Obs.]
Depose him in the justice of his cause. --Shak.
De·pose, v. i. To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.
Then, seeing't was he that made you to despose,
Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous. --Shak.
v 1: force to leave (an office) [syn: force out]
2: make a deposition; declare under oath [syn: swear, depone]