Definition of Deponent

1. Noun. A person who testifies or gives a deposition.

Exact synonyms: Deposer, Testifier
Generic synonyms: Informant, Witness, Witnesser
Derivative terms: Depone, Depose, Testify, Testify



Definition of Deponent

1. n. One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing.

2. a. Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs.

Definition of Deponent

1. Adjective. (context: of a Latin verb) Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have ''laid aside'' their passive meanings.) Examples include (term sequor) and (term loquor) (confer the category of Latin deponent verbs) ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her. ¹

3. Noun. A deponent verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deponent

1. one that depones [n -S] - See also: depones

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deponent

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depolymerized
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deponent (current term)
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depopulacy
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depopulations
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depopulator
depopulators

Literary usage of Deponent

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Is not positive how long he was at deponent's school, but believes he was there ... Said, that lord All hum some time afterwards said to deponent; Mr. Dunn, ..."

2. The Right of the United States of America to the North-eastern Boundary by Albert Gallatin (1840)
"This deponent then replied that he would not sign the amendments. Allen then told deponent that it was in vain for de* ponent to think of preventing the ..."

3. The Case of the Seneca Indians in the State of New York: Illustrated by Facts (1840)
"This deponent then replied that he would not sign the amendments. Allen then told deponent that it was in vain for deponent to think of preventing the ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1813)
"Says, that Cavenagh used these words tn deponent : As you regard me, ... Is Dot positive how long he was at deponent's school, but believes he was there ..."

5. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"... named Charles Johnson, came to this deponent's state-room and called this deponent, and told him that some one had shot the second engineer of the said ..."

6. State Trials of the United States During the Administrations of Washington by Francis Wharton (1849)
"Soon after he called on the deponent, and introduced as his respectable and ... The deponent was then impressed with the danger of permitting such a man as ..."

7. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1854)
"That about an hour after, the said Alexander Patterson & his party, about ten in nil, came near to this deponent's dwelling, Patterson stopping at about ..."

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