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A person who makes an affidavit.
- ‘No responding affidavit was filed, and the affiant was not cross-examined.’
- ‘As pointed out by the Crown in its factum, several of the affiants concede this.’
- ‘Each affiant was cross-examined by the Plaintiffs.’
- ‘The test for granting leave to cross-examine an affiant of an information to obtain or an authorization affidavit is this.’
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: from French, present participle of afier, from medieval Latin affidare ‘declare on oath’ (see affiance).
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