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af·fi·da·vit

 (ăf′ĭ-dā′vĭt)
n.
A written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.

[Medieval Latin affīdāvit, from third person sing. perfect tense of affīdāre, to pledge; see affiance.]

affidavit

(ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt)
n
(Law) law a declaration in writing made upon oath before a person authorized to administer oaths, esp for use as evidence in court
[C17: from Medieval Latin, literally: he declares on oath, from affīdare to trust (oneself) to; see affiance]

af•fi•da•vit

(ˌæf ɪˈdeɪ vɪt)

n.
a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin affīdāvit (he) has declared on oath, perf. 3rd singular of affīdāre; see affiance]

affidavit

, deponent - An affidavit (literally, "he has stated on oath") is taken by a judge, while the deponent swears, makes, or takes an affidavit.
See also related terms for judge.

affidavit

A declaration made in writing and under oath in the presence of an authorized person such as a notary public.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affidavit - written declaration made under oathaffidavit - written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
testimony - a solemn statement made under oath
verification - (law) an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

affidavit

noun statement, declaration, testimony, proclamation She was asked to sign an affidavit swearing that nothing had happened.
Translations
eidesstattliche Versicherung

affidavit

[ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt] N (Jur) → declaración f jurada, afidávit m
to swear an affidavit (to the effect that)hacer una declaración jurada (que)

affidavit

[ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt] n (LAW)déclaration f écrite sous serment

affidavit

n (Jur) → eidesstattliche Erklärung; (to guarantee support of immigrant) → Affidavit nt; to swear an affidavit (that)eine eidesstattliche Erklärung abgeben(, dass)

affidavit

[ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt] n (Law) → affidavit m inv
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