Define: Affiant

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Affiant


Quick Summary of Affiant


A person who makes a voluntary declaration of facts in a written statement and signs it under oath.



What is the dictionary definition of Affiant?

Dictionary Definition


A person who swears to an affidavit

legal The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.

The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.


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Full Definition of Affiant


A US term for the person who makes a voluntary declaration of facts in a written statement and signs it under oath. The UK equivalent terminology is deponent.


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Examples of Affiant in a sentence


Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiant’s signature.)


Synonyms For Affiant


registrant, applicant, deponent, depositor, lodging


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Affiant are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 18th January 2020.