depose
de·pose /di-'pōz/ vb de·posed, de·pos·ing
vt
1: to testify to under oath or by sworn affidavit
2: to take testimony from esp. by deposition
plaintiffs...were entitled to depose experts retained by the defendantsNational Law Journal compare examine
the plaintiff deposed in person to many specific factsMintz v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co., 72 S.E.2d 38 (1952)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

depose
I (remove) verb cast away, cast out, demote, deprive of rank, dethrone, discard, discharge, discharge from office, disemploy, disentitle, disestablish, dislodge, dismiss, displace, dispossess, divest, drive out, drop, eject, evict, exile, expel, fire, impeach, loco movere, oust, oust from office, put out, put out of possession, recall, reduce, turn away, turn out, unseat, usurp II (testify) verb adduce, affirm, affirm under oath, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, bear witness to, certify, declare under oath, depone, give a solemn declaration, give an account of, give evidence, give proof, give proof by a witness, give sworn testimony, make an affidavit, make deposition, plead, profess, promise, relate, say under oath, swear, swear under oath, testari, testificari, verify, vouch, vouch for, witness associated concepts: depose a witness III index acknowledge (declare), affirm (declare solemnly), assert, attest, avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), certify (attest), demote, discharge (dismiss), dislodge, dismiss (discharge), dispossess, divest, oust, remove (dismiss from office), supplant, testify, vouch

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


depose
v.
(1) To question a witness at a deposition.
(2) To testify under oath.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


depose
To question a witness or a party to a lawsuit at a deposition (testimony under oath taken outside of the courtroom before trial).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


depose
v. To take a person's deposition; to make a written, sworn statement, such as an affidavit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


depose
To make a deposition; to give evidence in the shape of a deposition; to make statements that are written down and sworn to; to give testimony that is reduced to writing by a duly qualified officer and sworn to by the deponent.
To deprive an individual of a public employment or office against his or her will. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.
In ancient usage, to testify as a witness; to give evidence under oath.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


depose
To make a deposition; to give evidence in the shape of a deposition; to make statements that are written down and sworn to; to give testimony that is reduced to writing by a duly qualified officer and sworn to by the deponent.
 
To deprive an individual of a public employment or office against his or her will. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.
 
In ancient usage, to testify as a witness; to give evidence under oath.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

depose
v.
   1) to ask questions of a witness or a party to a lawsuit at a deposition (testimony outside of the courtroom before trial).
   2) to testify at a deposition.
   See also: deponent, deposition

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • déposé — déposé, ée (dé pô zé, zée) part. passé. 1°   Mis bas. Un fardeau déposé. 2°   Mis en dépôt. De l argent déposé chez un banquier. 3°   Abdiqué. La dignité impériale déposée par Charles Quint. 4°   À qui on a ôté une dignité. L empereur Louis le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depose — De*pose , v. i. To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition. [1913 Webster] Then, seeing t was he that made you to despose, Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depose — c.1300, from O.Fr. deposer (12c.), from DE (Cf. de ) down (see DE (Cf. de )) + poser put, place (see POSE (Cf. pose)). Related: Deposed; deposing …   Etymology dictionary

  • depose — [v] oust from position boot out, bounce, break, can*, cashier, chuck, degrade, demote, dethrone, discrown, dismiss, displace, downgrade, drum out, eject, freeze out*, give heaveho*, impeach, kick out*, overthrow, remove from office, ride out on… …   New thesaurus

  • deposé — Deposé, [depos]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • depose — ► VERB 1) remove from office suddenly and forcefully. 2) Law testify to or give (evidence) on oath, especially in writing. ORIGIN Old French deposer, from Latin deponere put down …   English terms dictionary

  • depose — [dē pōz′, dipōz′] vt. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • depose — v. (D; tr.) to depose from * * * [dɪ pəʊz] (D; tr.) to depose from …   Combinatory dictionary

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