a declaration in writing on oath, made before a person legally qualified for the purpose. Glossary of Business Terms

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affidavit UK US /ˌæfəˈdeɪvɪt/ noun [C] LAW
a written statement made by someone who has officially promised to tell the truth, and which might be used in a court of law: »

He admitted he was one of a number of people stealing from the company, according to the affidavit filed by the district attorney's office.

Compare DEPOSITION(Cf. ↑deposition)

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(in writing, signed and sworn to before a magistrate, but given without cross-examination),

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  • affidavit — af·fi·da·vit /ˌa fə dā vət/ n [Medieval Latin, he/she has pledged faith, third singular perfect of affidare see affiant]: a sworn statement in writing made esp. under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer compare… …   Law dictionary

  • affidavit — [ afidavit ] n. m. • 1773; mot angl. , 3e pers. du parfait de l indic. du lat. médiév. affidare « faire foi, attester » ♦ Dr. Déclaration faite par le porteur étranger de valeurs mobilières, qui lui permet d être affranchi, dans le pays qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Affidavit — Af fi*da vit, n. [LL. affidavit he has made oath, perfect tense of affidare. See {Affiance}, {Affy}.] (Law) A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate. Bouvier. Burrill. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affidavit — A statement by a person in which the person states that to the best of his or her knowledge, the facts in question are true. An affidavit is sworn before a Notary, Commissioner for Taking Oaths, lawyer or some other judicial officer who can… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • affidavit — (n.) 1590s, from M.L. affidavit, lit. he has stated on oath, third person singular perfective of affidare to trust, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + fidare to trust, from fidus faithful, from fides faith (see FAITH …   Etymology dictionary

  • affidávit — (Del lat. mediev. affidavit, pret. de affidāre, declaró bajo juramento). m. Documento legal que sirve como testimonio o declaración jurada ante un tribunal, o como garantía o aval en otros casos …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Affidāvit — (v. lat. affido, in der mittelalterlichen Rechtssprache: ich beschwöre), im engl. Recht eine schriftliche Erklärung, die vor einer autorisierten Person (einem richterlichen Beamten, »Commissioner«, Notar, Konsul) unterzeichnet und deren Inhalt… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Affidavit — Affidāvit (vom mittellat. affido, ich verpflichte meine Treue), in der engl. Rechtssprache Urkunde mit gerichtlich beeidigter Darstellung tatsächlicher Verhältnisse …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Affidavit — (mittelalterl. lat.) im engl. Rechte schriftlicher Eid, geschworen von einer Person, welche das Recht hat, einen Eid abzunehmen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • affidavit — (izg. èfidejvit) m DEFINICIJA pravn. pismena izjava data sudu pod zakletvom; afidavit ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ← srlat.: izjavio je pod prisegom …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • affidavit — deposition, testimony, *evidence …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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