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Definition of the noun affidavit

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noun - plural: affidavits

  1. written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
    • example: I have to get an affidavit notarized at the consulate to prove that I'm eligible to be married and that I'm not getting married against my will.
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: instrument / legal document / legal instrument / official document = a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right; testimony = a solemn statement made under oath
    • more specific word: verification = an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement

Alternative definition of the noun affidavit


  1. [legal] A signed document wherein an affiant makes a sworn statement.

Specialised definition of the noun affidavit

Glossary of justice

a written, sworn statement of evidence

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Google previewThe Southeastern Reporter (1899)

order refusing to abate the attachment Lap- ham obtained a writ of error to this court, One defect charged against the attachment affidavit is that it was made before a notary of Greenbrier county, and does not show that the affiant appeared in ...

Google previewBrisk Justice (2006)

Win in Small Claims Court Or this Book Is Free by Charles H Lumpkin, III, Charles H. Lumpkin, 3rd

Affidavit: An affidavit is a written statement of fact provided by a witness...

Google previewEssentials of Legal Environment (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the author, who is called the affiant or deponent, and witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

Google previewDivorce in Wisconsin (2015)

The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect by Linda Vanden Heuvel

AffidavitAn affidavit is a statement of facts that is verified by the writer and submitted to the court in support of a pleading. • Temporary order—This is an order of the court or by the family court commissioner setting forth temporary orders in ...

Google previewUltimate Book of Business and Legal Forms for Startups (2010)

200+ Downloadable Forms and Spreadsheets by Entrepreneur Press, Karen Thomas

The Identity Theft Victim's Complaintand Affidavit is a voluntary form for filing a report with law enforcement, and disputes with credit reporting agencies and creditors about identity theftrelated problems. Asabusiness owner conducting ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1867)

Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON

Affidavit [fr. qflfdare, M. Lat, to pledge one's faith, fr. firlre, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

A person making an affidavit. Affidara. Same as AFFIDARE. Affldare. To swear to. To swear fealty. To pledge one's faith. Affidari. To be mustered and enrolled for soldiers. AfHdatio.

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

ia An affidavit Is a 'written declaration tinder oath, made without notice to the adverse party. Code Ciy. Proc. CaL S 2003; Code Civ. Proc Dak. § 464. An affidavit is an oath in •writing, sworn before and attested by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment (2012)

by John R. Vile, David L. Hudson Jr.

A “bare bones” affidavit is one that fails to provide information that would give a neutral and detached magistrate a basis for believing that there is probable cause for a search warrant. The U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly has emphasized that ...

Google previewA Popular Law-Dictionary, familiarly explaining the terms and nature of English Law, etc (1838)

by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS

The term “affidavit” seems, in practice, and common parlance, to apply to oaths written, made before the superior courts, or a judge or commissioner thereof. The law allows Quakers and separatists to “affirm” that a statement is true, instead of ...

Google previewBuilding Law Encyclopaedia (2009)

by David Chappell, Michael Dunn, Michael Cowlin

Affidavit The contractor is expected to allow in its tender and programme (qv) for anticipated weather conditions in the area, having regard to historical data, the time of year, and the location of the site. This allowance is – or should be ...

Google previewA Compendious Law Dictionary ... New edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged to the present time [by T. H. Horne]. (1813)

by Thomas POTTS (of Chiswick.)

persons bound to serve as clerks to attornies, or solicitors, are to cause affidavit to be made within three months, of the execution of such contracts, which affidavit is to be filed with the proper officer in the respective courts, whose fee ...

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When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries. (Kirstie Alley)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1D2A1V4I1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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