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affidavit

noun af·fi·da·vit \ˌa-fə-ˈdā-vət\

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

Full Definition of AFFIDAVIT

:  a sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer
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Examples of AFFIDAVIT

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

Origin of AFFIDAVIT

Medieval Latin, he has made an oath, from affidare
First Known Use: 1593

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AFFIDAVIT Defined for Kids

affidavit

noun af·fi·da·vit \ˌa-fə-ˈdā-vət\

Definition of AFFIDAVIT for Kids

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

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