affiant

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noun af·fi·ant \ə-ˈfī-ənt\

Definition of affiant

  1. :  one who swears to an affidavit; broadly :  deponent

Origin and Etymology of affiant

French, from present participle of affier, from Old French —see 1affiance


First Known Use: 1807


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affiant

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noun af·fi·ant \ə-ˈfī-ənt\

Legal Definition of affiant

  1. :  a person who swears to an affidavit — compare deponent, witness

Origin and Etymology of affiant

Middle French, from present participle of affier to pledge faith, swear, from Medieval Latin affidare, ultimately from Latin ad to + fidere to trust



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