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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : removed from office or power; "the deposed boatswain became
            Hudson's sworn enemy"