Affidavit



a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official.
Contemporary Examples

“Adding and subtracting material until Wallin was satisfied that the small baggie contained 3.5 grams,” the affidavit reports.
Monsignor Meth Kevin Wallin: The Kinky Priest Who Sold Meth Michael Daly January 21, 2013

The FBI raided his home in 2000 with an affidavit questioning his use of $200,000 from his white supremacist fundraising.
The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence Jason Berry January 6, 2015

John “took out his gun and laid it on the table,” according to the affidavit.
Child-Murder Arrest After 53 Years Winston Ross August 5, 2011

“The numerous sex acts were video recorded unbeknownst to the males she was having sex with,” the affidavit reads.
‘Zumba Madam’ Allegedly Used Maine Dance Studio As Brothel and Made Videos of Customers Winston Ross October 17, 2012

In his affidavit, Pistorius reported that he had been a victim of violence and burglaries before.
The Prosecution vs. Oscar Pistorius: The Case So Far Kelly Berold March 27, 2014

Historical Examples

Well, she was questioned through an interpreter, and an affidavit was gotten from her also.
Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

The maid replied that she would see, and this is her affidavit.
The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve

It was procured by means of an affidavit, containing what his lordship branded as an absolute falsehood.
Prisoner for Blasphemy G. W. [George William] Foote

In his affidavit he had described the steward as “A. Leach.”
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 Various

And during this examination, did you have before you the affidavit which Frazier had made?
Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

noun
(law) a declaration in writing made upon oath before a person authorized to administer oaths, esp for use as evidence in court
n.

1590s, from Medieval Latin affidavit, literally “he has stated on oath,” third person singular perfective of affidare “to trust,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + fidare “to trust,” from fidus “faithful,” from fides “faith” (see faith). So called from being the first word of sworn statements.

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