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Meaning of AFFIDAVIT

Pronunciation:  `afi'deyvit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

AFFIDAVIT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, testimony, verification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af`fi*da"vit\, n. [LL. affidavit he has made oath,
perfect tense of affidare. See {Affiance}, {Affy}.] (Law)
A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing,
signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate.
--Bouvier. --Burrill.

Note: It is always made ex parte, and without
      cross-examination, and in this differs from a
      deposition. It is also applied to written statements
      made on affirmation.

Syn: Deposition. See {Deposition}.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A voluntary, written, or printed declaration of facts, confirmed by oath of the party making it before a person with authority to administer the oath.
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