Definition of affiant in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈfʌɪənt/


US Law
A person who makes an affidavit.
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.


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

Words that rhyme with affiant

Bryant, client, compliant, defiant, giant, pliant, reliant

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