Definition of affiant in English:

affiant

Syllabification: af·fi·ant
Pronunciation: /əˈfīənt
 
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noun

Law
  • A person who swears to an affidavit.
    More example sentences
    • I am in no position to determine the accuracy of any such allegations or the veracity of the affiants of the affidavits in support of the application.
    • No responding affidavit was filed, and the affiant was not cross-examined.
    • The test for granting leave to cross-examine an affiant of an information to obtain or an authorization affidavit is this.

Origin

early 19th century: from French, present participle of afier, from medieval Latin affidare 'declare on oath' (see affiance).

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