Synonyms for affidavit

Grammar : Noun
Spell : af-i-dey-vit
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæf ɪˈdeɪ vɪt

Définition of affidavit

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun written legal declaration
Example sentences :
  • The affidavit from the overseer, I think, was not presented.
  • Extract from : « The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences » by Hosea Quinby
  • The phrase rounds off a sentence, and nobody treats it like an affidavit.'
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • One of you get an affidavit from Murphy, telling his whole story.
  • Extract from : « Spring Street » by James H. Richardson
  • "Sign the affidavit," the agent said and pushed a sheet of paper toward him.
  • Extract from : « The Stutterer » by R.R. Merliss
  • This warrant had been issued on the affidavit of Mr. Stanton.
  • Extract from : « History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, President of The United States » by Edmund G. Ross
  • The maid replied that she would see, and this is her affidavit.
  • Extract from : « The Silent Bullet » by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Give us an affidavit to that effect and we will pay you $5,000.
  • Extract from : « Frenzied Finance » by Thomas W. Lawson
  • In his affidavit he had described the steward as "A. Leach."
  • Extract from : « New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 » by Various
  • Mr. Wade, Judge Evans, etc., made their statements on affidavit.
  • Extract from : « A Military Genius » by Sarah Ellen Blackwell
  • I don't want to file it in an affidavit—I want to print it in a newspaper.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fantasy and Fact » by Brander Matthews

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