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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affidavit  \Af`fi*da"vit\,  n.  [LL.  affidavit  he  has  made  oath, 
  perfect  tense  of  affidare  See  {Affiance},  {Affy}.]  (Law) 
  A  sworn  statement  in  writing;  a  declaration  in  writing, 
  signed  and  made  upon  oath  before  an  authorized  magistrate. 
  --Bouvier.  --Burrill. 
 
  Note:  It  is  always  made  ex  parte,  and  without 
  cross-examination,  and  in  this  differs  from  a 
  deposition.  It  is  also  applied  to  written  statements 
  made  on  affirmation. 
 
  Syn:  Deposition.  See  {Deposition}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affidavit 
  n  :  written  declaration  made  under  oath  [syn:  {deposition},  {attestation}] 




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