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deponent

  

      adj  
1      (Grammar)   (of a verb, esp. in Latin) having the inflectional endings of a passive verb but the meaning of an active verb  
      n  
2      (Grammar)   a deponent verb  
3      (Law)  
a    a person who makes an affidavit  
b    a person, esp. a witness, who makes a deposition  
     (C16: from Latin deponens putting aside, putting down, from deponere to put down, depone)  
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