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.]


To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.


Thus when the state one Edward did depose, A greater Edward in his room arose. Dryden.


To let fall; to deposit.


Additional mud deposed upon it. Woodward.


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.


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.


To put under oath.


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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