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deponent (not comparable)
- (of some Latin, Greek, or Old Irish verbs) Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.)
of a Latin verb: having a passive form
deponent (plural deponents)
- (law) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
- (grammar) A deponent verb.
a deponent verb
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