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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depose  \De*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deposed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deposing}.][FF.  d['e]poser,  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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