- 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.
Law a person who makes an affidavit; deponent
Origin of affiant; from present participle of Old French afier: see affiance
One who makes an affidavit.
Origin of affiantFrom affy, to make affidavit, from Middle English affien, to trust, from Old French affier, to promise; see affiance.
- (law) The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.
- Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiant's signature.)
affiant - Legal Definition
One who makes and subscribes to an affidavit.