affiant


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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)

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affiant

another word for a DEPONENT.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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