affiant
af·fi·ant /ə-'fī-ənt/ n [Middle French, from present participle of affier to pledge faith, swear, from Medieval Latin affidare, ultimately from Latin ad to + fidere to trust]: a person who swears to an affidavit compare deponent, witness

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

affiant
I noun attestant, attester, deponent, signer, subscriber, swearer, testifier, voucher II index declarant, deponent

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


affiant
n.
Someone who makes and swears to an affidavit.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


affiant
another word for a deponent.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


affiant
Someone who signs an affidavit and swears to its truth before a notary public or another person authorized to take oaths, such as a county clerk. Compare: declarant
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


affiant
n. One who makes and subscribes to an affidavit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


affiant
The person who makes and subscribes an affidavit.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

affiant
n.
   a person who signs an affidavit and swears to its truth before a notary public or some person authorized to take oaths, like a County Clerk.
   See also: affidavit, declarant

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Affiant — Af*fi ant, n. [From p. pr. of OF. afier, LL. affidare. See {Affidavit}.] (Law) One who makes an affidavit. [U. S.] Burrill. [1913 Webster] Syn: Deponent. See {Deponent}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affiant — ● affiant, affiante nom Au Canada, personne qui fait une déclaration sous serment …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • affiant — ☆ affiant [ə fī′ənt ] n. [< prp. of OFr afier: see AFFIANCE] Law a person who makes an affidavit; deponent …   English World dictionary

  • affiant — noun The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition. Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiants… …   Wiktionary

  • affiant — noun Etymology: French, from present participle of affier, from Old French Date: 1807 one who swears to an affidavit; broadly deponent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affiant — /euh fuy euhnt/, n. Law. a person who makes an affidavit. [1800 10, Amer.; obs. v. affy to confide ( < MF afier; see AFFIANCE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • affiant — af·fi·ant || É™ faɪənt n. one who makes an affidavit (written statement made under oath) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affiant — [ə fʌɪənt] noun US Law a person who makes an affidavit. Origin C19: from Fr., pres. participle of afier, from med. L. affidare (see affiance) …   English new terms dictionary

  • affiant — af·fi·ant …   English syllables

  • affiant — af•fi•ant [[t]əˈfaɪ ənt[/t]] n. law a person who makes an affidavit • Etymology: 1800–10, amer.; obs. v. affy to confide (< MF afier; see affiance) + ant …   From formal English to slang

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