The definition of affidavit is a legal term for an official written statement made under oath before a judge, notary public or other person with legal authority.(noun)
An example of an affidavit is a confession made and signed and used as evidence in trial.
See affidavit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML, he has made oath; perf. tense of affidare: see affiance
See affidavit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin affīdāvit
Origin: , from third person sing. past tense of Latin affīdāre, to pledge; see affiance.
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