- a person who makes an affidavit.
Origin of affiant
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Where a corporation or firm is the claimant, the affiant should swear as agent.Copyright: Its History and Its Law
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It is not true that this affiant has ever been party to the commission of any crime or any misdemeanor.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution
The writing other than that of Lee Harvey Oswald is that of affiant.
Affiant is familiar with the handwriting of her sister Marguerite Claverie Oswald.
That to disclose the source of affiant's information at this time might defeat the ends of justice.
- US law a person who makes an affidavit
C19: Old French, from affier to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre; see affiance
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