The definition of deponent is active but in a passive way.(adjective)
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.(noun)
An example of a deponent is a person who is asked questions by lawyers during a deposition for a court case.
See deponent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L deponens, prp. of deponere, to lay down, set down: see depose
See deponent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin (verbum) dēpōnēns, (verbum) dēpōnent-, deponent (verb)
Origin: , present participle of Latin dēpōnere, to put down; see depone.
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