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An individual who, under oath or affirmation, gives out-of-court testimony in a deposition. A deponent is someone who gives evidence or acts as a witness. The testimony of a deponent is written and carries the deponent's signature.
deponentnoun affiant, apprizer, attestant, attestator, attester, attestor, communicant, communicator, enlightener, indicator, informant, informer, one who attests, one who bears witness, one who gives evidence, one who makes an affidavit, one who testifies under oath, party making an affidavit, reporter, swearer, teller, testifier, voucher, witness, witness who gives testimony
Associated concepts: witness
See also: affiant, affirmant, witness
deponenta person who depones or gives evidence by deposition or by AFFIDAVIT.
DEPONENT, witness. One who gives information, on oath or affirmation, respecting some facts known to him, before a magistrate he who makes a deposition.