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affidavit

[ af-i-dey-vit ]
/ ˌæf ɪˈdeɪ vɪt /
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noun Law.
a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.
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Origin of affidavit

1615–25; <Medieval Latin affīdāvit (he) has declared on oath, perfect 3rd singular of affīdāre;see affiance

OTHER WORDS FROM affidavit

pre·af·fi·da·vit, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for affidavit

affidavit
/ (ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt) /

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

Word Origin for affidavit

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