Definition of affidavit in English:


Line breaks: af¦fi|da¦vit
Pronunciation: /ˌafɪˈdeɪvɪt


A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court: a former employee swore an affidavit relating to his claim for unfair dismissal
More example sentences
  • Would you read onto the record the affidavits that contain the evidentiary material that is before us?
  • When carrying out the enquiry the Court acts upon affidavits rather than oral evidence.
  • Although late in delivering the affidavits of documents the affidavits have now been delivered.


mid 16th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'he has stated on oath', from affidare.

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