Origin of deponent
Examples from the Web for deponent
Historical Examples of deponent
Where they belong in the absence of these, deponent sayeth not.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
The deponent was there and was wounded, as were both the women.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
To the Seventh Interrogatory this deponent saith559 that he knows that Capn.
That he this Deponent was sole Owner of said Schooner at that time.
Haddon was sailed from thence before this Deponent arrived there.
- a person who makes an affidavit
- a person, esp a witness, who makes a deposition
Word Origin for deponent
1520s, originally grammatical (of verbs passive in form but active in sense), from Latin deponentem "putting down or aside," present participle of deponere (see deposit (v.)). Noun meaning "one who makes a deposition" is from 1540s.