Complete Definition of "deponent"

English

Etymology
From Latin present participle deponens, from verb deponere, lay aside, from prefix de- + verb ponere, put or place.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. In Latin, a characteristic indicating that a verb has passive form (that is, conjugates like the passive voice), but has an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.) Examples include sequi and loqui.

Noun
en-noun

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

Translations

Italian: deponente m
mid

Related terms

depose
deposition

Derived terms

deposition de bene esse
de bene esse

Category:English adjectives

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