1. a person who testifies or gives a deposition
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How To Use deponent In A Sentence

  • Two of the more troublesome phenomena are verbs with an active present and future middle; and ‘passive deponents,’ i.e., ‘deponent’ verbs whose aorists are passive in form, not middle.
  • The adoption of such a test would sometimes require the trial of an issue or at least cross-examination of deponents to affidavits.
  • The deponent was the policeman, and the sum of United States currency was one dollar. Archive 2005-08-01
  • But they were going to do without us, and they did so; but whether ill or well, this deponent, meaning "We," knoweth not; and so, we're like Brer Rabbit, who lay low and said nothin '. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 30, 1892
  • Mounce gives the figure of approximately seventy-five percent of the middle forms in the NT should be classified as deponent.
  • The subject of the deposition is called the deponent, and on this particular day the deponent was Chicago Reader
  • Typical is Wenham: ‘A deponent verb is one which is Middle or Passive in form, but Active in meaning.’
  • Irrespective of the profession of the intended deponent, discovery even of relevant evidence is subject to the balancing calculus, articulated in Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that measures value against burden. The Volokh Conspiracy » Journalist’s Privilege, Candlestick Maker’s Privilege, “a Curious Unreality,” and Piling Pelion Upon Ossa
  • «deponent» because they have laid aside («dē-pōnere», _to lay aside_) the active forms. Latin for Beginners
  • This was treated by both sides as a direction that affidavits or affirmations were to be evidence at this trial, even though the deponents did not attend for cross-examination.
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