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affidavit

Law a declaration in writing made upon oath before a person authorized to administer oaths, esp for use as evidence in court
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Against these, too, I must try to make a defence:--Let their affidavit be read: it contains something of this kind: It says that Socrates is a doer of evil, who corrupts the youth; and who does not believe in the gods of the state, but has other new divinities of his own.
But then you swear in the indictment that I teach and believe in divine or spiritual agencies (new or old, no matter for that); at any rate, I believe in spiritual agencies,--so you say and swear in the affidavit; and yet if I believe in divine beings, how can I help believing in spirits or demigods;--must I not?
'Haven't I said--I appeal to the T'other Governor as my witness-- haven't I said from the first minute that I opened my mouth in this here world-without-end-everlasting chair' (he evidently used that form of words as next in force to an affidavit), 'that I was willing to swear that he done it?
He said I might do so if I pleased, but that if I did not, there were ways enough to secure my right, and immediately to appropriate the profits to my use: and as there were ships in the river of Lisbon just ready to go away to Brazil, he made me enter my name in a public register, with his affidavit, affirming, upon oath, that I was alive, and that I was the same person who took up the land for the planting the said plantation at first.
I'm from the brown forests of the Mississippi, I am, damme!' I am inclined to argue from this, that he had never left off saying so; but I could not make an affidavit of that part of the story, if required to do so by my Queen and Country.
"Pray take a seat, vile I makes out the affidavit, Sir," says the lawyer.--"Thank'ee, Sir," says my father, and down he sat, and stared with all his eyes, and his mouth vide open, at the names on the boxes.
REPLY AFFIDAVITS: THE KEY TO PERPETUAL BRIEFING AND ENEMY OF THE LAST WORD
Summary: Tripoli- The Transparency Verification Committee (TVC) released on Tuesday its long awaited report on the transparency affidavits presented by Libyan public officials and senior personalities in the private sector.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a state law requiring medical malpractice plaintiffs to file affidavits supporting the validity of their claims is unconstitutional.
As of July 1, 2006, all existing high-rise office buildings must be in compliance with the new law and file, affidavits with the Department by the same date.
Of all the ostensibly sacrosanct principles of Florida family law procedure, the concept that financial affidavits are required in all dissolution of marriage actions and cannot be waived is the polestar.
"These affidavits make it clear that Bill Pryor was involved in ill-advised schemes to defy federal court rulings in Alabama," Lynn said.