- The definition of deponent is active but in a passive way.
An example of a deponent verb is a verb that has an active meaning but takes a passive or middle form such as in the phrase "I take."
- Deponent is defined as a person who testifies under oath in a deposition or in writing by signing an affidavit.
An example of a deponent is a person who is asked questions by lawyers during a deposition for a court case.
deponent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin deponens, present participle of deponere, to lay down, set down: see depose
- Gram. a deponent verb
- a person who testifies under oath, esp., one who makes a deposition
deponent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Grammar A deponent verb.
- Law One who gives testimony by affidavit or deposition.
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin (verbum) dēpōnēns, (verbum) dēpōnent-, deponent (verb), present participle of Latin dēpōnere, to put down; see depone.
deponent - Legal Definition