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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.]
(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)
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.
A declaration made in writing and under oath in the presence of an authorized person such as a notary public.
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|Noun||1.||affidavit - 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