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deponent

adjective de·po·nent \ di-ˈpō-nənt \

Definition of deponent

: occurring with passive or middle voice forms but with active voice meaning
  • the deponent verbs in Latin and Greek

Origin and Etymology of deponent

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

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deponent

noun

Definition of deponent

1 : a deponent verb
2 : one who gives evidence

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First Known Use of deponent

1530


Law Dictionary

deponent

noun de·po·nent \ di-ˈpō-nənt \

legal Definition of deponent

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


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