Affidavit
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Affidavit

A written statement of facts signed under penalty of perjury, often before a court clerk or notary public who administers the oath to the signing party, who is called the affiant or declarant. Affidavits are routinely required for the procurement of warrants and are used in some jurisdictions to initiate juvenile court proceedings. They may be admitted into evidence.

Affidavit

A written statement made under oath.

Affidavit

Written statement made under oath.

Affidavit

A written statement that is signed under the penalty of perjury and sworn to before a person who is officially permitted by law to administer an oath.

Affidavit

A voluntary, sworn, notarized statement.  An Affidavit is a sworn statement, it can be witnessed or notarized.

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Affidavit has been defined 35 different ways in documents like Glossary of Selected Legal Terms for Juvenile Justice Personnel, Glossary of Common Probate Terms, Family Court Terms, and 2 more.

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