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n. the person making a statement, usually written and signed by that person, under "penalty of perjury" pursuant to the laws of the state in which the statement, called a declaration, is made. The declaration is more commonly used than the affidavit which is similar to a declaration, but requires taking an oath to swear to the truth attested to (certified in writing) by a Notary Public. In theory, a declarant who knowingly does not tell the truth would be subject to the criminal charge of perjury. Such violations are seldom pursued. (See: declaration, affiant, affidavit)

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DECLARANT. One who makes a declaration. Vide Declarationis.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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