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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

noun

  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 American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

An affidavit is a statement in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate.

"An affidavit is an oath in writing, signed by the party deposing, sworn before and attested by him who hath authority to administer the same.

Google previewThe Pacific Reporter (1898)

"An affidavit is a written statement in the name of a person called the •affiant* or ' deponent,' by whom it is voluntarily...

An affidavit is an oath in writing, signed by the party deposing, sworn before and attested by him who hath authority to ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopædia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft

"A deposition is evidence given by a witness under interrogatories, oral or written, and usually written down by an official person; while an affidavit is the mere voluntary act of the party making the oath, and may be, and generally is, taken ...

Google previewUnderwater Forensic Investigation, Second Edition (2013)

by Ronald F. Becker

The affidavit is a legal road map that tells the magistrate what has been done in obtaining probable cause and what is going to be done with it. Each legally sufficient ...

Google previewMicroft Systems International Holdings, S.A. and Alfred Waldner Company: Environmental Protection Agency Order Granting Motion to Set Aside Default Order

It should be noted, however, _that_ evidence preferred 'by Waldner relates to events dating from 1984, while the Steuerer affidavit refers to a "Bio—Kill/Clean—Kill" batch submitted to_RCC for testing in 1986.

Google previewPractical Legal Writing for Legal Assistants (1996)

by Celia C. Elwell, Robert Barr Smith

An affidavit is a written declaration of facts made voluntarily and under oath before a person anthorized to administer oaths, such as a notary public. When drafting any supporting brief, lead the reader in a logical, methodical way through each ...

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 previewReports of Cases Relating to the Duty and Office of Magistrates (1826)

Determined in the Court of King's Bench, from Hilary Term, 1822 to [Trinity Term, 1827] by Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Sir James Dowling, Archer Ryland

The affidavit is a proceeding in bankruptcy in order to supersede the commission, alleging facts with reference to the commission, — facts stated on oath, which oath the Master extraordinary is empowered to administer to the bankrupt.

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 previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (1883)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

Affidavit Is of kindred meaning. AFFEDATUS. One who is not a vassal, but who for the sake of protection has connected himself with one more powerful ; Spelman, Gloss. ; 2 Bla. Com. 46. AFFIDAVIT (Lat.).

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Law and Forms for All the States and Canada (1884)

With Notes and Authorities by Hugh Mortimer Spalding

AFFIDAVITS. Sec Evidence; Practice; Witness. An Affidavit is a statement or declaration reduced to writing and sworn or affirmed to before some officer who has authority to administer an oath. It differs from a deposition ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Law and Forms ... for All the States and Canada, with Notes and Authorities (1903)

by Hugh Mortimer Spalding

AFFIDAVITS. See Evidence; Pbactice; witness. An Affidavit is a statement or declaration reduced to writing and sworn or affirmed to before some officer who has authority to administer an oath. It differs from a deposition ...

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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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