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 Affidavits in the Medieval era were originally made orally but as time went by they became associated with a written rather than oral statement that was sworn under oath.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.