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Meaning of deponent

de•po•nent

Pronunciation: (di-pō'nunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a verb) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle-voice forms, but with active meaning.
—n.
  1. a person who testifies under oath, esp. in writing.
  2. a deponent verb, as Latin loquor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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