de•po•nentPronunciation: (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.
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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