The definition of affiant is a legal term used to identify someone who makes a sworn statement called an affidavit.
An example of an affiant is a person who gives testimony to the police and then swears to it and usually signs it.
affiant definition by Webster's New World
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Law a person who makes an affidavit; deponent
Origin: ; from present participle of Old French afier: see affiance
affiant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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One who makes an affidavit.
Origin: From affy, to make affidavit, from Middle English affien, to trust, from Old French affier, to promise; see affiance.
affiant - Business Definition
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The person who makes and signs an affidavit.
affiant - Legal Definition
One who makes and subscribes
to an affidavit.