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deponent

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adjective de·po·nent \di-ˈpō-nənt\

Definition of deponent

  1. :  occurring with passive or middle voice forms but with active voice meaning <the deponent verbs in Latin and Greek>



Origin of deponent

Late Latin deponent-, deponens, from Latin, present participle of deponere


First Known Use: 15th century

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deponent

noun de·po·nent

Definition of deponent

  1. 1 :  a deponent verb

  2. 2 :  one who gives evidence



1530

First Known Use of deponent

1530


Law Dictionary

deponent

noun de·po·nent \di-ˈpō-nənt\

Legal Definition of deponent

  1. :  a person who gives a deposition — compare affiant, witness





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