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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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Yashwant Sinha has written a letter to the Prime Minister, stating he is 'surprised and disappointed' over his refusal to depose before the JPC on 2G scam.
Le President Moubarak toujours dans le cadre de ces festivites d'Octobre, a depose une gerbe de fleurs sur le tombeau du defunt President Gamal Abdel Nasser et recite la [beaucoup moins que] Fatiha [beaucoup plus grand que] pour le repos de son ame et salue les membres de sa famille.
Les agences qui ont depose leur dossier avant l'expiration de cette periode, obtiendront leur agrement ainsi qu'une carte professionnelle.
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The judge handling the bitter divorce gave the go-ahead for Humphries to depose Kardashian and his lawyers want it to be videotaped, which is routinely done.
The group is pivotal because it would take six or more Republicans to block a motion next week to depose witnesses.
If the child who has now grown to 9 years of age is asked to depose, it is obvious that this deposition of the child would not be natural but would be one tutored to her," Justice Dhingra said.
Those votes will be on whether to dismiss the case and whether to depose witnesses.
New Delhi has instead suggested that Ramesh Mahale, the Mumbai police officer probing the case, could depose and even be cross- questioned via videoconferencing.
Greenberg's Starr International Co, once AIG's largest shareholder with a 12 percent stake, also did not meet the legal threshold to depose senior government officials and have access to the Fed's deliberative process or Bernanke's mental processes, the panel said.
Damascus, (SANA) -- Scholars of the Levant Union stressed that the decision of the Tunisian president to depose the Mufti of Tunisia, Sheikh Othman Batikh, because of opposing the takrifi calls and terrorism against Syria is a dangerous step that came in submission to the foreign pressures and extremism.
L'avocat Samir Sabri a depose une plainte au Procureur general, le conseiller Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, pour empecher le marechal Hussein Tantaoui, ancien ministre de la Defense, de quitter le pays, jusqu'a sa comparution devant la justice, dans des recours presentes a son encontre", a rapporte l'agence officielle, MENA.