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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 affiant should not assume the reader of the request for a search warrant has knowledge of the latest computer technologies or jargon.
Here, the unrebutted evidence showed that neither affiant confirmed the contents of the affidavits by oath or affirmation before the notary and, therefor the plaintiffs complaint did not initiate an action against the defendants, Moreover, the defendants notified the plaintiff of this defect at the outset of this case, long before the statute of limitations expired on the plaintiffs claims.
Affiant also believes that Bari and Cherney were transporting an explosive device in their vehicle when the device exploded.
Introducing some writings that are notarized and others that are not may raise the question of whether the witness in the unsworn writing is as credible as the affiant in the notarized affidavit.
Given the Vatican partnership in the observatory, the affiant might have been more politic in dismissing the Apache concerns.
After introducing the affiant and the experts relied on by the affiant, the warrants gave a summary of the alleged criminal activity, discussed the technical expressions used, set forth the chronology of the investigation, summarized the evidence to be found, and concluded with the reasons for suspecting that the evidence would be found at the search location.
I introduce the amendment that this will be the last time the committee entertains any complaint where the affiant or the complainant violates the verification,' Farinas said.