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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.


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: deponent, deposition)


(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


(Testify), verb adduce, affirm, affirm under oath, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, bear witness to, certify, declare under oath, depone, give a solemn deccaration, give an account of, give evidence, give proof, give proof by a witness, give sworn testimony, make an affiiavit, make deposition, plead, profess, promise, relate, say under oath, swear, swear under oath, testari, testificari, vouch, vouch for, witness
Associated concepts: depose a witness
See also: acknowledge, adduce, affirm, assert, attest, avouch, avow, bear, certify, declare, demote, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, dispossess, divest, oust, remove, supplant, testify, vouch

TO DEPOSE, practice. To make a deposition; to give testimony as a witness.

TO DEPOSE, rights. The act of depriving an individual of a public employment or office, against his will. Wolff, Sec. 1063. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.

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The deposing attorneys may be attempting to upset your composure and compel you to tell a differing account just to be done with the line of questioning.
All 55 Republicans voted against dismissing the trial and for deposing witnesses.
Quiqley, whose firm Greene Broillet & Wheeler represents ten of the individuals or families who have sued UCI, "and we intend to be aggressive in deposing all responsible parties to uncover the truth.
She was found incapable of deposing by ASJ ( additional sessions judge) in September, 2007, now summoning the child wit- ness, in fact, would amount to summoning a tutored witness," Justice Dhingra said.
He, however, did not elaborate as to how her case was different from a girl of her age -- equally susceptible to tutoring -- deposing in a case for the first time.
But these hopes for an early end to the trial hinged on allowing no witnesses, or deposing only a handful of them.
Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik had said last month that without the two Indian officials deposing before a Pakistani court, it would be " impossible" to get the seven accused Pakistanis convicted because the charges depended solely on Qasab's disclosures.
But several Republicans reiterated their concerns on Friday about deposing witnesses, a sign that at least a few senators in the party are nervous about prolonging the trial.
But evidence of the House managers' adamant intention to try to persuade at least 51 senators to approve deposing a list of witnesses surfaced again Wednesday.