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[uh-fahy-uh nt]
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noun Law.
  1. a person who makes an affidavit.
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Origin of affiant

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

attester, testifier, affiant, attestor

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British Dictionary definitions for affiant


  1. US law a person who makes an affidavit
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Word Origin for affiant

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