From Latin dēpōnēns (“laying aside”), the present active participle of dēpōnō (“lay aside”), from dē- + pōnō (“put, place”). The name comes from the idea that such verbs were originally reflexive and then later "laid aside" their passive meanings.
deponent (not comparable)
- (grammar, of a verb) Having passive grammatical form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but 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.
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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.
deponent m (plural deponenți)