Affiant Af*fi"ant, n. [From p. pr. of OF. afier, LL. affidare. See {Affidavit}.] (Law) One who makes an affidavit. [U. S.] --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Deponent. See {Deponent}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • affiant — af·fi·ant /ə fī ənt/ n [Middle French, from present participle of affier to pledge faith, swear, from Medieval Latin affidare, ultimately from Latin ad to + fidere to trust]: a person who swears to an affidavit compare deponent, witness Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • affiant — ● affiant, affiante nom Au Canada, personne qui fait une déclaration sous serment …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • affiant — ☆ affiant [ə fī′ənt ] n. [< prp. of OFr afier: see AFFIANCE] Law a person who makes an affidavit; deponent …   English World dictionary

  • affiant — noun The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition. Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiants… …   Wiktionary

  • affiant — noun Etymology: French, from present participle of affier, from Old French Date: 1807 one who swears to an affidavit; broadly deponent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affiant — /euh fuy euhnt/, n. Law. a person who makes an affidavit. [1800 10, Amer.; obs. v. affy to confide ( < MF afier; see AFFIANCE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • affiant — af·fi·ant || É™ faɪənt n. one who makes an affidavit (written statement made under oath) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affiant — [ə fʌɪənt] noun US Law a person who makes an affidavit. Origin C19: from Fr., pres. participle of afier, from med. L. affidare (see affiance) …   English new terms dictionary

  • affiant — af·fi·ant …   English syllables

  • affiant — af•fi•ant [[t]əˈfaɪ ənt[/t]] n. law a person who makes an affidavit • Etymology: 1800–10, amer.; obs. v. affy to confide (< MF afier; see affiance) + ant …   From formal English to slang

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