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affidavit

[af′idā′vit]
Etymology: L, he has pledged
a written statement that is sworn to before a notary public or an officer of the court.

Affidavit

Deposition; a pledge, oath, or statement by a person about certain facts, which is written and sworn to in the presence of a person authorised to administer such an oath, such as a notary public (US).

affidavit

Forensic medicine Deposition; a sworn pledge, oath, or statement by a person about certain facts. See testimony.

affidavit

(af″ĭ-dā′vit) [L. affidare, to swear an oath]
A voluntary written or printed statement submitted to an officer of the court and whose truthfulness is asserted by an oath or affirmation.
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The man sitting on a pounds 100million fortune wouldn't pay Victoria's pounds 2,074 air fare from South Africa to London, according to divorce court affadavits.
In divorce court affadavits disclosed yesterday, she said of her husband: "He is an extremely domineering man and I was never allowed an opinion or voice.
In its evidence filed yesterday, TSMC included affadavits from former SMIC engineers.
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NZNO primary health care industrial adviser Chris Wilson, coordinating organiser Joanne Wrigley and employment Lawyer Jock Lawrie prepared affadavits, which include evidence back to 2005, and these were lodged with the Authority Last month.
Yet while US lawyers have sworn affadavits and documentary proof of the claims against Bin Hammam and Trinidad's Jack Warner, who face being booted out of FIFA, the evidence of Blatter's complicity is merely the hearsay claims of the other two.
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In affadavits lodged at the High Court in Belfast, former soldier Fulton said he was asked to leave the army so that he could return to Northern Ireland and infilitrate the IRA.
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Two weeks ago Fulton named Freddie Scappaticci as Stakeknife in sealed affadavits for his solicitor.
Sunday People can reveal however that Brown - who is quitting the RUC - has given affadavits to the Stevens team giving details of BOTH conversations he conducted with the terror suspect.