Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of deposing from office.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of deposing or divesting of office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne.

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Examples

  • By not paying attention to what comes after the deposal of a dictator, we inadvertently created conditions for a long-term insurgency.

    Obama's Step Forward on Libya

  • FRAN TOWNSEND, PRESIDENTIAL HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER: No question that we will use any instrument at our deposal to deal with the problem of Osama bin Laden, Zawahiri and al Qaeda.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2007

  • "My point was that the British film industry has much fewer resources at its deposal."

    Movies and films.

  • And what they did was they brought ordnance deposal people in to work through the night to clear all those bombs without anybody being hurt and recover the bodies by dawn the next day.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2006

  • And what they did was they brought ordnance deposal people in to work through the night to clear all those bombs without anybody being hurt and recover the bodies by dawn the next day.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2006

  • So, we were trying to deal with them even immediately after the Shah's deposal by the Ayatollah.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2006

  • My point was that the British film industry has much fewer resources at its deposal and therefore should concentrate on what they do best.

    Movies and films.

  • And what they did was they brought ordnance deposal people in to work through the night to clear all those bombs without anybody being hurt and recover the bodies by dawn the next day.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2006

  • The deposal of the pea from his ear had exposed him not only to the irritations of marriage, but to Kokolios 'shockingly unpatriotic anti-monarchism.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • And ‘disarming’ is the effective deposal of the government no matter how authoritarian and the seizure of the natural resources of an entire people.

    As US war-mongers lose momentum… | Letter Never Sent

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