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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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While both parties may question the deponent on this field of expertise, the deponent is not authorized to provide expert testimony on other subjects.
108) However, these courts also make use of their powers under the Federal Rules to limit the duration and subject matter of depositions when necessary to protect apex deponents.
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Even had Proctor had the money to pay for deponents, it is doubtful she could have exerted much pressure on them.
Martin says in his deposition that 'Mr ffeilde is of this deponents [ie, Martin's] acquaintance and his friend'.
In the inquisitorial records, Bernard de Caux and Jean de St Pierre asked deponents to tell of the spaces in which heretical activity was carried out, while the deponents themselves anchored their own memories of people and practices of the past in terms of location and itinerancy.
1) for the purpose of impeaching the testimony of the deponent as a witness in the same manner and to the same extent as any inconsistent statement made by a witness;
when considering the non-availability of civilian deponents.
In fact, all six of the deponents who attended the play trailed the actors outside of the Red Lion, which was already an outdoor playing yard (Keenan 103), reflecting the peripatetic audience behavior usually obligatory for viewing Norwich drama.
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.
As there was considerable discrepancy in the testimony of the various deponents all of whom with one solitary exception, Henry Smith, were drank at the time of the occurrence, it would be manifestly imprudent to go into particulars.
As technology has progressed, many deponents and counsel have immediate access to the transcribed version of the testimony.