Meaning of “deponent” in the English Dictionary

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"deponent" in Business English

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deponentnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈpəʊnənt/ us LAW

someone who states in writing or by speaking as a witness in a court of law that something is true:

The court may order the deponent to attend for cross-examination.

(Definition of “deponent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)