- 1Remove from office suddenly and forcefully: he had been deposed by a military coupMore example sentences
- His physicality is extraordinarily powerful, and he paces around the office like a miserably deposed silverback gorilla now unsure of anything other than his own brute strength.
- But even though he was unceremoniously deposed from office last year, could the mild-mannered leader really be capable of such deeds?
- Clergy members found guilty of such a charge can be admonished, removed from office or, in extreme cases, be deposed from holy orders - ‘unfrocked’.
- 2 Law Testify to or give (evidence) on oath, typically in a written statement: every affidavit shall state which of the facts deposed to are within the deponent’s knowledgeMore example sentences
- The documents which you have deposed to in the witness box and referred to are strictly in answer to the subpoena but in respect of which you claim privilege.
- A person in the legal secretariat to the Law Officers deposed to the contrary.
- He deposed to the fact that the two are ‘a genuine and committed couple’.
- 3 Law Question (a witness) in deposition.More example sentences
- He calmly walked 60 feet toward a glass-walled conference room where lawyers were deposing a witness in a labor dispute.
- His court-appointed attorney never questioned him about the events leading to his arrest and the attorney was denied funds to depose witnesses and do ballistics tests.
- He never looked at the crime scene photos, failed to depose state witnesses, claimed never to have seen a witness list and failed to object when the prosecution struck four qualified jurors.
Middle English: from Old French deposer, from Latin deponere (see deponent), but influenced by Latin depositus and Old French poser 'to place'.