Depose vs Aver - What's the difference?
As a verb depose
As a noun aver is
(literally) 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.
- additional mud deposed upon it
- A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored in a subsequent revolution.
(legal) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
(legal) To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.
- a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
- After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
To take or swear an oath.
To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
* Francis Bacon
- Depose him in the justice of his cause.
- to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands
From (etyl) aveir ((etyl) avoir), substantive use of the verb, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
From (etyl) .
to assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
* 1663 ,
* 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third :
- Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd , \ He made use only of his beard.
* 1939 (MGM/Warner Home Video)
- The Devil, I safely can aver , / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
* 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums , ISBN 0-88192-374-5:
- As Coroner, I must aver , I thoroughly examined her.
(legal) To prove or justify a plea.
(obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
- Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
Related to .
(dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.