Affidavit

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Meaning of Affidavit

(Lat. Affidave, to pledge one's faith, fides) A statement or declaration in writing sworn to or affirmed in front of a person having the authority to administer the oath.

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.

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

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 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
  • affirmation
  • 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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Affiant, Affidavit Of Service, Affirmation, Depose, Perjury.

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.

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.

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English Spanish Translation of Affidavit

Declaración jurada

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