deponent (not comparable)
- (of some Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Scandinavian or Old Irish verbs) 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.)
of a Latin or Greek verb: having a passive form with an active meaning
deponent (plural deponents)
- (law) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
- (grammar) A deponent verb.
a deponent verb
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|Inflection of deponent|
|1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.