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deponent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deponent  \De*po"nent\,  a.  [L.  deponens,  -entis,  laying  down  (its 
  proper  passive  meaning),  p.  pr  of  deponere:  cf  F. 
  d['e]ponent.  See  {Depone}.]  (Gram.) 
  Having  a  passive  form  with  an  active  meaning,  as  certain 
  latin  and  Greek  verbs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deponent  \De*po"nent\,  n.  [L.  deponenes  -entis,  laying  down 
  See  {Depone},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Law)  One  who  deposes  or  testifies  under  oath;  one  who 
  gives  evidence;  usually,  one  who  testifies  in  writing. 
 
  2.  (Gr.  &  Lat.  Gram.)  A  deponent  verb 
 
  Syn:  {Deponent},  {Affiant}. 
 
  Usage:  These  are  legal  terms  describing  a  person  who  makes  a 
  written  declaration  under  oath,  with  a  view  to 
  establish  certain  facts.  An  affiant  is  one  who  makes 
  an  affidavit,  or  declaration  under  oath,  in  order  to 
  establish  the  truth  of  what  he  says.  A  deponenet  is 
  one  who  makes  a  deposition,  or  gives  written  testimony 
  under  oath,  to  be  used  in  the  trial  of  some  case 
  before  a  court  of  justice.  See  under  {Deposition}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deponent 
  n  :  a  person  who  testifies  of  gives  a  deposition  [syn:  {testifier}] 




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