affiant

noun af·fi·ant \ ə-ˈfī-ənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of affiant

: one who swears to an affidavit; broadly : deponent

Origin and Etymology of affiant

probably from 1affi(ance) + 1-ant


Law Dictionary

affiant

noun af·fi·ant \ ə-ˈfī-ənt \

legal Definition of affiant

: 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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up affiant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!