affiant

noun
af·fi·ant | \ə-ˈfī-ənt \

Definition of affiant 

: one who swears to an affidavit broadly : deponent

First Known Use of affiant

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affiant

probably from affi(ance) entry 1 + -ant entry 1

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affiant

noun
af·fi·ant | \ə-ˈfī-ənt \

Legal Definition of affiant 

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

History and Etymology for 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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