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One who makes an affidavit.

[From affy, to make affidavit, from Middle English affien, to trust, from Old French affier, to promise; see affiance.]


(Law) law US a person who makes an affidavit
[C19: Old French, from affier to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre; see affiance]


(əˈfaɪ ənt)

a person who makes an affidavit.
[1800–10, Amer.; obsolete v. affy to confide (< Middle French afier; see affiance) + -ant]
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Noun1.affiant - a person who makes an affidavit
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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