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From Latin dēpōnēns (laying aside), the present active participle of dēpōnō (lay aside), from dē- + pōnō (put, place).

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deponent (not comparable)

  1. (of some Latin, Greek, 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.)

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deponent (plural deponents)

  1. (law) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
  2. (grammar) A deponent verb.

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