deponent 1520s, originally grammatical (of verbs passive in form but active in sense), from L. deponentem "putting down or aside," prp. of deponere (see DEPOSIT (Cf. deposit)). Noun meaning "one who makes a deposition" is from 1540s.

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(who makes oath to a written statement)

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  • déponent — déponent, ente [ depɔnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1520; lat. deponens ♦ Se dit d un verbe latin à forme passive et sens actif. Conjugaison déponente. N. m. Un déponent. ● déponent nom masculin Verbe déponent. ● déponent, déponente adjectif (bas… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Deponent — De*po nent, n. [L. deponenes, entis, laying down. See {Depone}, v. t.] 1. (Law) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gr. & Lat. Gram.) A deponent verb. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deponent — Deponent, ne se dit que de certains verbes latins qui ont la signification active & la terminaison passive, & qui ont un participe de moins que les autres verbes. Ce verbe est un verbe deponent. Il est quelquefois substantif. C est un deponent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deponent — may refer to: A person who makes a deposition Deponent verb, a verb active in meaning, but passive or middle in form This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led …   Wikipedia

  • déponent — DÉPONENT. adject. m. Terme de Grammaire, dont on se sert en parlant Des verbes Latins qui ont la signification active et la terminaison passive. Verbe déponent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • deponent — depònent (deponȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA bank. onaj koji nešto deponira (u sef, banku, imovinu i sl.); ulagač, pohranitelj ETIMOLOGIJA vidi depo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • deponent — [dē pō′nənt, dipō′nənt] adj. [L deponens, prp. of deponere, to lay down, set down: see DEPOSE] Gram. designating any of those verbs in classical Latin and Greek having passive or middle voice forms and an active meaning n. 1. Gram. a deponent… …   English World dictionary

  • Deponent — De*po nent, a. [L. deponens, entis, laying down (its proper passive meaning), p. pr. of deponere: cf. F. d[ e]ponent. See {Depone}.] (Gram.) Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deponént — (lat.), der etwas niederlegt, Zeuge; deponieren, ablegen, niederlegen; in Verwahrung geben; gerichtlich aussagen (s. Deposition) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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