Af`fi*da"vit (#), n. [LL. affidavit he has made oath, perfect tense of affidare. See Affiance, Affy.] Law
A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate.
⇒ It is always made ex parte, and without cross-examination, and in this differs from a deposition. It is also applied to written statements made on affirmation.
Syn. -- Deposition. See Deposition.
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