Deposed means to remove (someone) from their position. If the president is deposed, that means that they have been defeated and replaced by someone else.

  • The deposed ruler was arrested and taken to prison.

  • The deposed ruler was forced to flee the country.

Definition of deposed


To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.


To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.


To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition


To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.


To take or swear an oath.


To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.

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Example Sentences for deposed

  • 1

    The employer deposed the workers.

  • 2

    The king deposed the prisoners.

  • 3

    The law deposed the men.

  • 4

    The man deposed the king.

  • 5

    The men deposed the people instead.

  • 6

    They deposed the people from their seats.

  • 7

    It is rude to depose a person during a conversation.

  • 8

    It was mean to depose the young woman like that.

  • 9

    He was formally deposed at the close of the ninth session.

  • 10

    The deposed king wanders the country in the guise of a sage.