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Deponent

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.

deponent

n. a person testifying (stating answers in response to questions) at a deposition. (See: depose, deposition)

deponent

noun 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

deponent

a 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.

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This Note examines the variety of ways federal courts have approached apex deponents and the apex doctrine.
The court reasoned that the former testimony hearsay exception is similar to, yet more generous than, Rule 212(a)(5); it can be invoked without prior notice, where the deponent is a party, and where the deponent's evidence deposition has been taken.
when considering the non-availability of civilian deponents.
Before giving a statement, deponents were informed that information included in the statements would be sent to the OGP and could be used in future criminal proceedings if the OGP so chose.
Most of the deponents who entered into community reconciliation agreements have expressed clear satisfaction with the process.
At least we can suppose that if the two deponents had cared to abide strictly by normative standards of Jewishness, they would have refrained from crossing the border into Spain and Portugal, where widespread anti-converso prejudice not only compelled converso returnees to suspend their observance of Halakhah (Jewish Law), the supposed bedrock of their normative Jewish identity, but also exposed them to the influence of Christianity, not to mention the possibility of persecution, incarceration, ruin, and perhaps even death, as putative "Judaizers," regardless of what they believed or did.
Watkins found ten deponents including Appowell to provide answers to these new articles.
A deponent may feel compelled to be adversarial rather then fully open and forthcoming;
An Antiquated Ghost that Haunts / The Charnel-Houses of the Antients / And calls the Dead Deponents up, to Answer / And solve all Questions of the Necromancer" (Samuel Butler, "Antiquity," (1928) 3-4, 5-8).
15) Counsel also should seek protective orders on irrelevant deponents.
Even on "basic facts" like the ages or names or family relationships of some deponents the documents turned out to be fairly unreliable.
Since the last annual return, as before, the bank has kept an account in the North River Bank, in the City of New York, in order to have its bills receivable and current in New York, so that such bills might pass in the state and elsewhere, without discount; and the directors have accordingly ordered such surplus funds, as were not needed at the bank for its ordinary business, to be sent to the said North River Bank, to redeem the paper there, and the sum above stated as being in that bank are the funds of this bank, placed there for the aforesaid purpose, with the ordinary means of the bank; and these deponents also say, that they have used such means whenever requested by their customers and persons holding their bills, by giving drafts on New York at sight, and without premium.