Pronunciation: (di-pō'nunt), [key]
Class. Gk. and Latin Gram.(of a verb) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle-voice forms, but with active meaning.
1. Law.a person who testifies under oath, esp. in writing.
2. Class. Gk. and Latin Gram.a deponent verb, as Latin loquor.
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