Definition of Affidavit:

  1. A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.

  2. Written and signed declaration of facts made by an entity (called affiant or deponent), voluntarily and under oath, before a notary public or commissioner for oaths. Unlike a statutory declaration, an affidavit is admitted as evidence by courts in place of a witness appearing in person.

Synonyms of Affidavit

Admission, Affirmation, Allegation, Assertion, Asseveration, Attest, Attestation, Authority, Authorization, Averment, Avouchment, Avowal, Bill, Bill of complaint, Bill of health, Certificate, Certificate of proficiency, Certification, Claim, Complaint, Compurgation, Credential, Declaration, Deposition, Diploma, Disclosure, Instrument in proof, Legal evidence, Libel, Manifesto, Narratio, Navicert, Nolle prosequi, Nonsuit, Notarized statement, Note, Position paper, Profession, Sheepskin, Solemn declaration, Statement, Statement of belief, Statement of facts, Statement under oath, Swearing, Sworn evidence, Sworn statement, Sworn testimony, Testamur, Testimonial, Testimonium, Testimony, Ticket, Visa, Vise, Voucher, Vouching, Warrant, Warranty, Witness, Word, Testimony, Statement, Sworn statement, Attestation, Declaration, Avowal, Plea, Submission, Claim, Contention, Charge, Allegation

How to use Affidavit in a sentence?

  1. A former employee swore an affidavit relating to his claim for unfair dismissal.

Meaning of Affidavit & Affidavit Definition