affidavit
af·fi·da·vit /ˌa-fə-'dā-vət/ n [Medieval Latin, he/she has pledged faith, third singular perfect of affidare see affiant]: a sworn statement in writing made esp. under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer compare deposition, examination

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

affidavit
I noun affirmation under oath, assertory oath, attested statement, averment, avouchment, avowal, avowance, confirmation under oath, declaration under oath, evidence on oath, instrument in proof, solemn affirmation, statement, statement under oath, sworn evidence, sworn statement, testification under oath, testimonium per tabulas datum, voluntary attestment under oath, written declaration upon oath, written statement under oath associated concepts: affidavit of defense, affidavit of demand, affidavit of judicial power, affidavit of merit, affidavit of service, affidavit to advise the court of a right or on an issue, affidavit to hold to bail, affirmation, verified deposition, verified pleading II index certificate, confirmation, record, statement, testimony

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


affidavit
n.
A written statement of facts whose truth is confirmed by oath of the party making it, used as evidence in court.

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


affidavit
a written statement sworn or affirmed before a commissioner for oaths (or notary public in Scotland), used in some circumstances as evidence in court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


affidavit
Any written document in which the signer swears under oath before a notary public or someone authorized to take oaths (like a county clerk) that the statements in the document are true. In many states, a declaration under penalty of perjury, which does not require taking an oath, is the equivalent of an affidavit.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

affidavit
A written statement of evidence which is sworn before a person authorised to take affidavits, such as a solicitor. Affidavits take a similar form to witness statements but they include a jurat instead of a statement of truth. Before the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules affidavits were the principal means by which evidence was put before the court in interim applications. However, witness statements have generally taken their place now, except in some limited circumstances where affidavits must still be used, such as for final hearings of insolvency proceedings, director disqualification proceedings and proceedings brought using CPR Part 8.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


affidavit
n. A voluntary and written ex parte statement of facts signed and the truth of its content affirmed or sworn to by the declarant before a notary public or another officer authorized to administer oaths.
See also affirmation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


affidavit
A written statement of facts voluntarily made by an affiant under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


affidavit
I
A written statement of facts voluntarily made by an affiant under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law.
II A voluntary, written, or printed declaration of facts, confirmed by oath of the party making it before a person with authority to administer the oath.

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

affidavit
n.
   1) any written document in which the signer swears under oath before a notary public or someone authorized to take oaths (like a County Clerk), that the statements in the document are true.
   2) in many states a declaration under penalty of perjury, which does not require the oath-taking before a notary, is the equivalent of an affidavit.
   See also: declaration

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(in writing, signed and sworn to before a magistrate, but given without cross-examination),


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  • Affidavit — Af fi*da vit, n. [LL. affidavit he has made oath, perfect tense of affidare. See {Affiance}, {Affy}.] (Law) A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate. Bouvier. Burrill. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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