Many times I heard the word ‘Affidavit’ but I don’t know the exact meaning and use of Affidavit. Can anyone please brief me in simple language?
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Affidavit is a written statement by deponent (any individual who is stating so) on oath or affirmation.
explanation: it is basically the statement given by the person in presence of authorised signatory (notary) witnessing the signature of individual (affiant/deponent)
Note: It may or may not be a fact, but in general it is considered as a fact since the statements are of the deponent.
Caution: It is preferable to state the known things/statements only and not under presumption or assumption.
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