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v. de·posed, de·pos·ing, de·pos·es
a. To remove from office or power.
b. To dethrone.
2. Law To take a deposition from: Investigators will depose the witness behind closed doors.
To give testimony by affidavit or deposition.
[Middle English deposen, from Old French deposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put) of Latin dēpōnere, to put down; see depone.]
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