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affiant

Definition of affiant

Etymology

    From form of verb Old French afier, from Late Latin affidare. Related to affidavit.

Noun

affiant (plural affiants)

  1. (law) The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.

    Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiant's signature.)

See also

References:

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