depose [dē pōz′, dipōz′]
deposed, deposing [ME deposen, to deprive of office, testify < OFr deposer, to set down < de- (L de), from, away + poser (see POSE1), to cease, lie down; confused in sense and form with L deponere (pp. depositus), to lay down, lay aside (in ML, testify): see DEPOSIT]
1. to remove from office or a position of power, esp. from a throne; oust
2. Archaic to lay down
3. Law
a) to state or testify under oath but out of court
b) to take the deposition of (a witness)
to bear witness

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