Definition of Affidavit

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

Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document, Testimony
Specialized synonyms: Verification
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Affidavit

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

Definition of Affidavit

1. Noun. (legal) A signed document wherein an affiant makes a sworn statement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affidavit

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affidavit

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Literary usage of Affidavit

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"That the said defendant Arthur Pratt, acting under the directions of the other defendants, willfully and maliciously refused to receive said affidavit or to ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"Under Rules 10 and 17 no affidavit shall be sufficient, if sworn before the solicitor acting for the party on whose behalf it is to be used, or before such ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Attachment e= 122(2)—affidavit not stating material facts cannot b'e amended by another affidavit. An affidavit for an attachment upon any of the grounds ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Ye exeat Regno discharged, as having issued improperly on the affidavit of a Plaintiff, resident out of the jurisdiction, in Scotland, sworn before a ..."

5. Publications by Surrey Parish Register Society (1906)
"Memorandum that the affidavit concerning her being buried in woollen was not brought to me ... 1683 May 23 Thomas Wilson, a little childe : affidavit. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Robert Philip Tyrwhitt, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1832)
"1t is no objection to an affidavit to hold to bail that it is sworn by a ... And it is a sufficient statement of the cause of action, in an affidavit to ..."

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