Deponent ( definition & explanation)

A person who under an oath or affirmation, gives an affidavit or disposition. A deponent is a person who gives an evidence or acts as  a witness . A deponent is someone who testifies to facts or information under oath in a deposition. The deponent’s testimony is always written and carries the deponent s signature.

A deposition is  a part of pre-trail stage, which is set up by an attorney for one of the party to the lawsuit demanding the sworn testimony of the party opposing , an expert, or  a witness intended to call upon his presence at trail by the opposition.