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affiant

n. a person who signs an affidavit and swears to its truth before a Notary Public or some person authorized to take oaths, like a County Clerk. (See: affidavit, declarant)

affiant

noun attestant, attester, deponent, signer, subscriber, swearer, testifier, voucher

affiant

another word for a DEPONENT.
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Hausner's knowledge about the background of affiants on whose statements he was prepared to rely seems to have been quite sketchy.
Steinberg and Associates in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR) filed a motion for summary judgment alleging that the plaintiff failed to file a valid affidavit of merit under applicable state law because Bujarski, the notary, testified that, while she signed the jurat on each affidavit acknowledging that the affidavit was subscribed and sworn to before her, she did not know either affiant, Gonzales or Thomas, she did not witness their signatures, she did not verify the affiants' identities and she did not administer an oath to either affiant.
1990) (holding affiant could not testify regarding reactions of others).
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.
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.
The Federal Circuit concluded that the District Court erred in granting Summary Judgment by failing to credit this admission of Microsoft's affiants confirming that the same algorithms at issue were used in Microsoft's system.
But those officers, whose credibility was subject to effective impeachment, did not appear as affiants or as witnesses at hearings or trials.
The affiants referred to an '"inten[t]' to return to the places they had visited before .