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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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149 (1970), was whether the Confrontation Clause should be used only to protect against the abuses endemic to "16th- and 17th-century England: prosecuting a defendant through the presentation of ex parte affidavits, without the affiants ever being produced at trial.
begin strikethrough]On petition of The Florida Bar, authorized by its president, president-elect, or executive director, supported by 1 or more affidavits demonstrating facts personally known to the affiants that, if unrebutted, would establish clearly and convincingly that conditions or restrictions on a lawyer's privilege to practice law in Florida are necessary for protection of the public, the Supreme Court of Florida may issue an order placing said lawyer on interim probation, the conditions of which shall be as provided in rule 3-5.
Hearsay evidence, secondary sources, as well as conjectural or analytical statements by the affiants themselves were expunged, while fieldworkers attended regular workshops to sharpen their critical faculties.
Justice Scalia, writing for the majority and joined by Justices Stevens, Souter, Thomas, and Ginsberg, explained that the certificates were "testimonial" statements, and the affiants were "witnesses" for purposes of the Sixth Amendment.
The affiants referred to an '"inten[t]' to return to the places they had visited before .
Ference and Cherwin argued that the affidavits of merit filed failed to comply with the applicable law because both defendants were board certified in orthopedic surgery, and neither of the affiants was so certified.
authorized by its president, president-elect, or executive director, supported by 1 or more affidavits demonstrating facts personally known to the affiants that, if unrebutted, would establish clearly and convincingly that an attorney appears to be causing great public harm, the Supreme Court of Florida may issue an order [begin strikethrough]imposing emergency conditions of probation on said attorney or[end strikethrough] suspending said attorney on an emergency basis.
or Sri Lanka because the vague goals of the affiants to return to these
On petition of The Florida Bar, authorized by its president, president-elect, or executive director, supported by 1 or more affidavits demonstrating facts personally known to the affiants that, if unrebutted, would establish clearly and convincingly that an attorney appears to be causing great public harm, the Supreme Court of Florida may issue an order [begin strikethrough]imposing emergency conditions of probation on said attorney or[end strikethrough] suspending said attorney on an emergency basis.

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