Legal definition of affidavit
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affidavit

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An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths
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/ˌæf.əˈdeɪ.vɪt/ A written statement which someone makes after they have sworn officially to tell the truth, and which might be used as proof in a court of law
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Literal translation: he has sworn

Definition and use: a formal statement of fact.
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