Deponent Definition

dĭ-pōnənt
adjective
Designating any of those verbs in classical Latin and Greek having passive or middle voice forms and an active meaning.
Webster's New World
noun
A deponent verb.
Webster's New World
A person who testifies under oath, esp., one who makes a deposition.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

A person who, in connection with a litigation, makes a sworn statement, usually orally, in deposition; occasionally in a writing such as an affidavit. See also affiant.

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Other Word Forms of Deponent

Noun

Singular:
deponent
Plural:
deponents

Origin of Deponent

  • Middle English from Late Latin (verbum) dēpōnēns (verbum) dēpōnent- deponent (verb) present participle of Latin dēpōnere to put down depone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dēpōnēns (“laying aside”), the present active participle of dēpōnō (“lay aside”), from de- + pōnō (“put, place”).

    From Wiktionary

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