noun \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

Examples of AFFIDAVIT

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


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

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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Written statement made voluntarily, confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it, and signed before an officer empowered to administer such oaths. It usually names the place of execution and certifies that the person making it states certain facts and appeared before the officer on a certain date and “subscribed and swore” to the statement.


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