Mar 24, 2012
An individual who, under oath or affirmation, gives out-of-court testimony in a deposition. A deponent is someone who gives evidence or acts as a witness. The testimony of a deponent is written and carries the deponent's signature.
The person whose affidavit is being used (the “deponent”) must swear (or affirm) that the contents of the affidavit are true and correct in front of a Justice of the Peace or a solicitor.