American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A written declaration upon oath; a statement of facts in writing signed by the affiant, and sworn to or confirmed by a declaration before a notary public, a magistrate, or other authorized officer. Affidavits are usually required when evidence is to be laid before a judge or court on a motion or summary application, as distinguished from a trial of the merits of the cause. The word is sometimes loosely used of an oral declaration under oath.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate.
- n. written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
- From Medieval Latin affidavit ("he has sworn"), the third person singular perfect tense of affido ("swear"), from fīdō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ- (“to command, to persuade, to trust”). Cognate to fidelity and faith (same Latin root), but not to affirm (shared Latin ad- prefix, but different Latin and Proto-Indo-European roots). (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin affīdāvit, from third person sing. past tense of Latin affīdāre, to pledge; see affiance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its only fair~ especially if you involved people and hurt / killed them If an affidavit is signed by one person, and consequences are put in place because of that affidavit~?”
“And of course then the guy will get up claim the affidavit is all lies, and so then the soldier will have to be called up, collaborative evidence obtained.”
“This affidavit is the promissory note for the tribes of the Afghan and Hazara of this above specified vicinity.”
“They've conceded that the affidavit is flawed," Tepper said.”
“The person signing the affidavit is swearing under oath that they have reviewed the case, and that everything is accurate.”
“I think a simple affidavit is sufficient (rebuttable) proof in thosecases.”
“I think a simple affidavit is sufficient (rebuttable) proof in those cases.”
“According to an affidavit from the Aug. 5 incident, Ms. Olson got into an argument with Mr. Nalls and demanded that he return her credit card.”
“This is the affidavit from the meeting of the Department for the Regulation of Settlements which has been decided upon in the presence of the Afghans and Hazaras themselves.”
“But there was near unanimity that Elrich had made a mistake, with some calling his affidavit “ill-advised” and “dumb.””
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