I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin deponent-, deponens, from Latin, present participle of deponere Date: 15th century occurring with passive or middle voice forms but with active voice meaning <
the deponent verbs in Latin and Greek
II. noun Date: 1530 1. a deponent verb 2. one who gives evidence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(who makes oath to a written statement)

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  • deponent — de·po·nent /di pō nənt/ n: a person who gives a deposition compare affiant, witness Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • déponent — déponent, ente [ depɔnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1520; lat. deponens ♦ Se dit d un verbe latin à forme passive et sens actif. Conjugaison déponente. N. m. Un déponent. ● déponent nom masculin Verbe déponent. ● déponent, déponente adjectif (bas… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • deponent — de‧po‧nent [dɪˈpəʊnənt ǁ ˈpoʊ ] noun [countable] LAW someone who makes a statement in a court of law which they promise is true. A deponent can appear in court as a witness or make a written statement which is presented in court as evidence: • If …   Financial and business terms

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gr. & Lat. Gram.) A deponent verb. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deponent — Deponent, ne se dit que de certains verbes latins qui ont la signification active & la terminaison passive, & qui ont un participe de moins que les autres verbes. Ce verbe est un verbe deponent. Il est quelquefois substantif. C est un deponent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deponent — may refer to: A person who makes a deposition Deponent verb, a verb active in meaning, but passive or middle in form This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led …   Wikipedia

  • déponent — DÉPONENT. adject. m. Terme de Grammaire, dont on se sert en parlant Des verbes Latins qui ont la signification active et la terminaison passive. Verbe déponent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • deponent — depònent (deponȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA bank. onaj koji nešto deponira (u sef, banku, imovinu i sl.); ulagač, pohranitelj ETIMOLOGIJA vidi depo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • deponent — [dē pō′nənt, dipō′nənt] adj. [L deponens, prp. of deponere, to lay down, set down: see DEPOSE] Gram. designating any of those verbs in classical Latin and Greek having passive or middle voice forms and an active meaning n. 1. Gram. a deponent… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deponént — (lat.), der etwas niederlegt, Zeuge; deponieren, ablegen, niederlegen; in Verwahrung geben; gerichtlich aussagen (s. Deposition) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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