Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To give a deposition; to remove from office.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. In ancient usage, to testlfy as a witness; to give evidence under oath. In modern usage. To make a deposition ; to give evidence in the shape of a deposition; to make statements which are written down and sworn to; to give testimony which 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 will. Wolffius, Inst. ยง 1063. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of all authority of a sovereign.