affidavit


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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?
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.
On such an afternoon the various solicitors in the cause, some two or three of whom have inherited it from their fathers, who made a fortune by it, ought to be--as are they not?--ranged in a line, in a long matted well (but you might look in vain for truth at the bottom of it) between the registrar's red table and the silk gowns, with bills, cross-bills, answers, rejoinders, injunctions, affidavits, issues, references to masters, masters' reports, mountains of costly nonsense, piled before them.
2001) (refusing to acknowledge affidavit that would otherwise defeat summary judgment when it contradicts deposition testimony); cf.
Woolfolk and Thrower filed a motion to dismiss, asserting that Summerville had failed to file an affidavit of reasonable cause by a medical expert within 30 days of filing the lawsuit.
However, in affidavit, they stated that the case was contrary to the honour killing and the accused sons should be acquitted.
In the affidavit submitted on Wednesday, the parents said they had forgiven their sons, urging the court to acquit them.
Read the affidavit here: 'Hussain Nawaz offered me Rs500 million bribe to resign after Al-Azizia verdict'
In his affidavit, Gandhi said he had made the remark in the "heat of campaigning" and that his comment was not meant to scandalise the court in any manner.