affiant


affiant
The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.

Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiants signature.)


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  • affiant — af·fi·ant /ə fī ənt/ n [Middle French, from present participle of affier to pledge faith, swear, from Medieval Latin affidare, ultimately from Latin ad to + fidere to trust]: a person who swears to an affidavit compare deponent, witness Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Affiant — Af*fi ant, n. [From p. pr. of OF. afier, LL. affidare. See {Affidavit}.] (Law) One who makes an affidavit. [U. S.] Burrill. [1913 Webster] Syn: Deponent. See {Deponent}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affiant — ● affiant, affiante nom Au Canada, personne qui fait une déclaration sous serment …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • affiant — ☆ affiant [ə fī′ənt ] n. [< prp. of OFr afier: see AFFIANCE] Law a person who makes an affidavit; deponent …   English World dictionary

  • affiant — noun Etymology: French, from present participle of affier, from Old French Date: 1807 one who swears to an affidavit; broadly deponent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affiant — /euh fuy euhnt/, n. Law. a person who makes an affidavit. [1800 10, Amer.; obs. v. affy to confide ( < MF afier; see AFFIANCE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • affiant — af·fi·ant || É™ faɪənt n. one who makes an affidavit (written statement made under oath) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affiant — [ə fʌɪənt] noun US Law a person who makes an affidavit. Origin C19: from Fr., pres. participle of afier, from med. L. affidare (see affiance) …   English new terms dictionary

  • affiant — af·fi·ant …   English syllables

  • affiant — af•fi•ant [[t]əˈfaɪ ənt[/t]] n. law a person who makes an affidavit • Etymology: 1800–10, amer.; obs. v. affy to confide (< MF afier; see affiance) + ant …   From formal English to slang