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affidavit

[ af-i-dey-vit ]

noun

, Law.
  1. a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.


affidavit

/ ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt /

noun

  1. law a declaration in writing made upon oath before a person authorized to administer oaths, esp for use as evidence in court


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  • preaf·fi·davit noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of affidavit1

First recorded in 1615–25; from Medieval Latin affīdāvit “(he) has declared on oath,” 3rd-person singular perfect of affīdāre “to declare an oath”; affiance

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Word History and Origins

Origin of affidavit1

C17: from Medieval Latin, literally: he declares on oath, from affīdare to trust (oneself) to; see affiance

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Example Sentences

According to a police affidavit obtained by The Washington Post, Fred Farmer’s cellphone was never in the woods.

All five in the Kansas City group wore pieces of orange tape on their headgear or backpacks, the affidavit alleged, and rolls of tape were carried at one point by Kuehne.

Nordean later continued, “The police are starting to become a problem,” adding in frustration, “we’ve had their back for years,” the affidavit charged.

While the FBI wrote in the affidavit that Williams appeared to have fled, Ulrich said a police officer investigating the former boyfriend’s alleged abuse directed her to change the number.

They are taking very little evidence, creating false affidavits … ignoring all of the collections attempts that have happened for the past six to eight years.

The FBI raided his home in 2000 with an affidavit questioning his use of $200,000 from his white supremacist fundraising.

But because he is still a practicing pastor, his name was instead blocked from her publicized affidavit.

“The defendant told me he did not want to go back so jail,” the affidavit says.

“He advised me that he did not have his license on him,” Randolph wrote in her affidavit.

“I stopped and yelled on my handheld radio for help,” the affidavit reports.

The doctor who had attended his wife during her confinement was indisposed, and was represented only by an affidavit.

I got his affidavit, and we parted the best of friends, he urging me to call at his shanty and see Mary Jane and the kids.

There is one very obscure part in this statement, namely, the reference to the former affidavit and the matter of the bedstaff.

"Sign the affidavit," the agent said and pushed a sheet of paper toward him.

He denied having made a demand of two thousand guineas; but the Rev. Mr. Foster contradicted him in an affidavit.

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