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[n] written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

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\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. --Bouvier. --Burrill. Note: 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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