Legal Definition and Related Resources of Affidavit
Meaning of Affidavit
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Legal Definition of Affidavit
A formal written statement which contains evidence given on oath or by affirmation. If the person making the affidavit wishes to refer to any document, a copy of such a document should be attached ('exhibited') to the affidavit.
Synonyms of Affidavit
- affirmation under oath
- assertory oath
- attested statement
- confirmation under oath
- declaration under oath
- evidence on oath
- instrument in proof
- solemn affirmation
- 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 ofjudicial power
- affidavit of merit
- affidavit of service
- affidavit to advise the court of a right or on an issue
- affidavit to hold to bail
- verified deposition
- verified pleading
Definition of Affidavit in the Free Online Notary Dictionary
A Written Statement, Signed Before A Notary, In Which The Person Swears To The Notary That The Statement Is True.
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Translate Affidavit from English to Spanish
Translation of Affidavit, with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Declaración jurada por escrito and other legal terms is available here.
- Declaración jurada por escrito
- Declaración jurada
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Translate Affidavit In Support of Motion For Order Allowing Investigative Expenses from English to Spanish
Translation of Affidavit In Support of Motion For Order Allowing Investigative Expenses, with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Declaración jurada en apoyo de la moción para una orden para gastos de investigación and other legal terms is available here.
- Declaración jurada en apoyo de la moción para una orden para gastos de investigación
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Synonyms and Definition Contents
- Legal Definition and Related Resources of Affidavit
- Meaning of Affidavit
- Affidavit Alternative Definition
- (Lat.) In practice. A statement or declaration reduced to writing, and sworn or affirmed to before some officer who has authority to administer an oath. 80 111. 307; 59 Mo. App. 188; 1 Mich. N. P. 189. It differs from a deposition in this, that in the latter the opposite party has an opportunity to cross-examine the witness, whereas an aflSdavit is always taken ex parte. 3 Blatchf. (U.S.) 456; 4 Kan. 124. It is not synonymous with oath (76 Ky. 417), but includes the oath (2 Chand. [Wis.] 29-32, note). It is not a pleading. 7 Ean. 859.
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