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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.]
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(Law) law US a person who makes an affidavit
[C19: Old French, from affier to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre; see affiance]
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(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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The notarial acknowledgment has removed that choice from him and replaced it with a presumption sanctioned by law that the affiant appeared before the notary public and acknowledged that he executed the document, understood its import and signed it.
Raben affiant; buyer, Affidavit of Non Production & Non Development; Affdavit of Non Production; PT Secs 19 & 20 T9SR8E.
The Court thus confirmed that judicial scrutiny of the underlying basis for an affiant's belief--or, in lay terms, "the legitimacy of [the] search"--was required under the Fourth Amendment (p.
10, [section] 8802(b) (2018) (instructing litigants to "provide complete information as to the affiant's identity, the nature, source and amount of all of the affiant's income, the affiant's spouse's income, all real and personal property owned either individually or jointly, all cash or bank accounts held either individually or jointly, any dependents of the affiant and all debts and monthly expenses").
Contrary to Waddle's argument, the mere fact that she had been arrested and was awaiting trial does not create a new Fourth Amendment violation for every intervening moment sufficient to impose liability on the warrant affiant's supervisor.<br />Accordingly, Waddle has failed to state a claim under 1983 against Moser for the alleged violation of her Fourth Amendment rights.
Expressing frustration with the District Court, the Supreme Court prophylactically reversed a denial of claims for postconviction relief in a murder trial because the judge rejected affidavit testimony as not credible without holding an evidentiary hearing.<br />"We have repeatedly instructed postconviction courts that they may not find a postconviction affiant unreliable without first holding an evidentiary hearing to assess the affiant's credibility," wrote Justice David Lillehaug for the unanimous court.
After listing a fusillade of March 2017 credit card charges made in Mexico, the affidavit notes: "Based on these facts the Affiant believes Shoumaker was not at work in Austin, Texas and had no state business in Cozumel, Mexico, on the dates he claimed to have worked."
On November 17, 2017 your affiant reviewed Bank of America statements for account ????????7759 (opened on August 8, 2016) and ????????3376 (opened July 14, 2016) which were opened by C Sydykov during trips to the United States.
(16) California: In Alameda County, California, law enforcement use a Search Warrant Sealing Order which the affiant can present to the court along with the search warrant and affidavit requesting sealing to protect the informant or the investigation.
Supporting and opposing affidavits shall be made on personal knowledge, shall set forth such facts as would be admissible in evidence, and shall show affirmatively that the affiant is competent to testify to the matters stated therein.