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.
Other Word Forms of Deponent
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”).
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