a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.
- pre·af·fi·da·vit, noun
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How to use affidavit in a sentence
These include having his personal guards conduct 24-hour surveillance outside her home, according to affidavits.
According to FBI affidavits, he demanded one 14-year-old girl show “every part of you!”
Meridian police were not amused and vowed to collect affidavits with an eye toward arresting the perpetrators.
The oral evidence was backed up written affidavits by five members of staff who listened into the conversation.Gordon Brown Hints Murdoch and Brooks Misled Leveson Inquiry | Peter Jukes | June 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I stand ready with affidavits to prove that that dinner was the most exciting affair of my life.Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs
Holding the affidavits which they were foolish enough to give him, Hatch can make them swear to anything he pleases.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
And the Brownes have been here; I find their affidavits on the table.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters | William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Affidavits as to the ownership of a portion of the money in the hands of Messrs. Darragh and Kennedy filed.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
Affidavits were sent out to England to prove that he was a fit subject to be transported for "trial" there.The Trial of Theodore Parker | Theodore Parker
British Dictionary definitions for affidavit
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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