Classical Greek and Latin Grammar. (of a verb) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle-voice forms, but with active meaning.
Law. a person who testifies under oath, especially in writing.
Classical Greek and Latin Grammar. a deponent verb, as Latin loquor.
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How to use deponent in a sentence
And this deponent expressly declares, that every offer made by Major Andr to them was promptly and resolutely refused.
Next day a friend of Duny's told deponent that a certain old woman was severely burned.
On hearing this, deponent went to the old woman's house, and found her grievously scorched.
Subsequently Jones told deponent that ever since the old hag kissed his hand he felt ill.
Filmore spoke to this deponent several times about rising upon the Pyrates, whilst this Depont.
British Dictionary definitions for deponent
grammar (of a verb, esp in Latin) having the inflectional endings of a passive verb but the meaning of an active verb
grammar a deponent verb
a person who makes an affidavit
a person, esp a witness, who makes a deposition
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