Definitions for affidavitˌæf ɪˈdeɪ vɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fi•da•vitˌæf ɪˈdeɪ vɪt(n.)

  1. a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.

    Category: Law

Origin of affidavit:

1615–25; < ML affīdāvit (he) has declared on oath, perf. 3rd sing. of affīdāre; see affiance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affidavit(noun)

    written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

Wiktionary

  1. affidavit(Noun)

    A signed document wherein an affiant makes a sworn statement.

  2. Origin: From affidavit, the third person singular perfect tense of affido, from fido, ultimately from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ-. Cognate to fidelity and faith (same Latin root), but not to affirm (shared Latin ad- prefix, but different Latin and Proto-Indo-European roots).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affidavit(noun)

    a sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate

Freebase

  1. Affidavit

    An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin for he has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings. ⁕To obtain a declaration on a legal document, such as an application for voter registration, that the information provided by the applicant is truthful to the best of the applicant's knowledge. If, after signing such a declaration, the information is found to be deliberately untrue with the intent to deceive, the applicant may face perjury charges. Affidavits may be written in the first or third person, depending on who drafted the document. If in the first person, the document's component parts are: ⁕a commencement which identifies the affiant of truth", generally stating that everything is true, under penalty of perjury, fine, or imprisonment;

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