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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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affidavit

A declaration made in writing and under oath in the presence of an authorized person such as a notary public.
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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"
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affidavit

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

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

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

[ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt] n (Law) → affidavit m inv
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References in classic literature ?
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion of a train of Etnas laid under the water all the way from the North Pole to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
The end of it was that the licentiate reckoned up for him by thrusts every one of the buttons of the short cassock he wore, tore the skirts into strips, like the tails of a cuttlefish, knocked off his hat twice, and so completely tired him out, that in vexation, anger, and rage, he took the sword by the hilt and flung it away with such force, that one of the peasants that were there, who was a notary, and who went for it, made an affidavit afterwards that he sent it nearly three-quarters of a league, which testimony will serve, and has served, to show and establish with all certainty that strength is overcome by skill.
They shall be my prosecutors, and I will sum up their words in an affidavit: 'Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others.' Such is the nature of the accusation: it is just what you have yourselves seen in the comedy of Aristophanes (Aristoph., Clouds.), who has introduced a man whom he calls Socrates, going about and saying that he walks in air, and talking a deal of nonsense concerning matters of which I do not pretend to know either much or little--not that I mean to speak disparagingly of any one who is a student of natural philosophy.
(Which Eugene, smoking and contemplating him, interpreted as meaning Affidavit.)
Tom consulted a lawyer about a divorce, on the ground of "false pretences." He was even ready to make an affidavit that he had been slaughtered.
Why then should you expect me to pen this kind of affidavit, which has no object but to keep up a foolish partiality and secure a foolish bequest?"
It was not quite a new one for Rebecca--(indeed, if the truth must be told with respect to the Crisp affair, the tart-woman hinted to somebody, who took an affidavit of the fact to somebody else, that there was a great deal more than was made public regarding Mr.
Never was like what he has been since, not from the hour when to this house seven year ago me and his father, as tenants by the quarter, came!' An effect in the nature of an affidavit was gained from this speech by Mrs Chivery's peculiar power of construction.
"I have lived with the darling--or the darling has lived with me, and paid me for it; which she certainly should never have done, you may take your affidavit, if I could have afforded to keep either myself or her for nothing--since she was ten years old.
"Will you make affidavit," demanded he, in the tone of a country justice taking an examination, "that old Squire Higginbotham of Kimballton was murdered in his orchard the night before last, and found hanging on his great pear-tree yesterday morning?"
I gave the master of the Balmen a receipt for what we took, together with an affidavit signed by Bradley, Olson, and myself, stating briefly how we had come into possession of the U-33 and the urgency of our need for what we took.
He said I might do so if I pleased, but that if I did not, there were ways enough to secure my right, and immediately to appropriate the profits to my use: and as there were ships in the river of Lisbon just ready to go away to Brazil, he made me enter my name in a public register, with his affidavit, affirming, upon oath, that I was alive, and that I was the same person who took up the land for the planting the said plantation at first.