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Definition of Affidavit
The English Definition of this Latin legal phrase is as follows:

 "He has stated on oath"

The basic meaning and definition of the Latin legal term "Affidavit" is a written statement made voluntarily under oath that is administered by a person authorized to do so by law. An affidavit may be taken as proof and verification of the facts stated in the document.



Interesting Info about Affidavit
Lawyers or solicitors might use Latin legal terms such as "Affidavit" in their consultations. Affidavits in the Medieval era were originally made orally but as time went by they became associated with a written rather than oral statement that was sworn under oath.

An affidavit might be used to present evidence from a witness who is unable to physically testify in court.

Affidavits are also used as declarations on different types of legal documents.

A false statement made on an affidavit can lead to a prosecution for perjury, an offence of wilfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath. 

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Sentences & Quotes about "Affidavit"
Legal terms like "Affidavit" are used in courts by lawyers, attorneys and  judges and also feature in famous quotes demonstrating how to use "Affidavit" in a sentence.

"When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries."
Quote by Kirstie Alley

"I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit."
Quote by Mario Cuomo



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