De*pose" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deposing.][FF. d'eposer, 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.]

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.

Abbott.

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.

 

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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.

 

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