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affidavit

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noun af·fi·da·vit \ˌa-fə-ˈdā-vət\

Simple Definition of affidavit

  • law : a written report which is signed by a person who promises that the information is true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of affidavit

  1. :  a sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer

Examples of affidavit in a sentence

  1. We have a signed affidavit stating that the two men were seen entering the building.



Origin and Etymology of affidavit

Medieval Latin, he has made an oath, from affidare


First Known Use: 1593


AFFIDAVIT Defined for Kids

affidavit

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noun af·fi·da·vit \ˌa-fə-ˈdā-vət\

Definition of affidavit for Students

  1. :  a written statement signed by a person who swears that the information is true




Law Dictionary

affidavit

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noun af·fi·da·vit \ˌa-fə-ˈdā-vət\

Legal Definition of affidavit

  1. :  a sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer — compare deposition, examination



Origin and Etymology of affidavit

Medieval Latin, he/she has pledged faith, third singular perfect of affidare — see affiant



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