Definition of affiant in English:


Line breaks: af|fi¦ant
Pronunciation: /əˈfʌɪənt


US Law
  • A person who makes an affidavit.
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    • 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).

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