affiant

[ uh-fahy-uh nt ]
/ əˈfaɪ ənt /

noun Law.

a person who makes an affidavit.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. afferent-loop syndrome,
  2. afferently,
  3. affettuoso,
  4. affiance,
  5. affianced,
  6. affiche,
  7. afficionado,
  8. affidavit,
  9. affiliate,
  10. affiliated

Origin of affiant

1800–10, Americanism; obsolete v. affy to confide (< Middle French afier; see affiance) + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for affiant

affiant

/ (əˈfaɪənt) /

noun

US law a person who makes an affidavit

Word Origin for affiant

C19: Old French, from affier to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre; see affiance

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