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Word: affidavit

Definition: written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)

Sentences Containing 'affidavit'

According to Weir's affidavit, the pub was specifically chosen in retaliation for the killing of an RUC reserve constable who it was believed had been detained at Donnelly's Bar subsequent to his kidnapping by the IRA.
After the war, Blumentritt gave an affidavit at the Nuremberg Trials, though he never testified in person, and then later helped in the rearmament of Germany during the Cold War and the development of the modern German army.
Among other things, he states in his affidavit that he was formerly in charge of security at Church's Gold Base near Hemet, California.
Andre Tabayoyon is a former member of the Church of Scientology who is primarily known for an affidavit in which he describes the inner workings of the Church.
Besides these, there were sundry immense manuscript Books of Evidence taken on affidavit, strongly bound, and tied together in massive sets, a set to each cause, as if every cause were a history in ten or twenty volumes.
Burris had neglected to mention fund-raising contacts by Blagojevich's brother Rob in his testimony, but then filed an affidavit with Currie, listing three such contacts, shortly after Feb.
Given that there had been no "viva voce" evidence, and given that the "affidavit" had not been attested, there had been no information of any kind placed before the magistrate on oath; he had had no power, therefore, under section 21(1)(a) of the CPA, to authorize the issue of the second warrant; it was accordingly invalid.
Harvey bluffs, threatening to submit an affidavit to this regard; this action (if completed) therefore would have Harvey on record committing perjury, regardless of its simultaneously proving Tanner's guilt. Tanner notes this to Harvey, but nevertheless backs down under threat of Harvey's evidence against him and accepts the settlement terms meeting Harvey's demands, which once signed by Tanner leaves Harvey with no need to actually submit the affidavit to court.
He gave testimony about the COS in an affidavit introduced as evidence in the case "Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz".
He served in various positions including the Rehabilitation Project Force, for twenty-one years, leaving, according to his affidavit, after a falling out with David Miscavige.
He summarised his core ideas in an affidavit in November 1942, and in two privately published "Scripta Academica" pamphlets entitled "Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History" (1945) and "Cosmos without Gravitation" (1946).
I mean no disparagement to the excellent voyager (I honour him for a veteran), but in so important a matter it was certainly an oversight not to have procured for every crystal a sworn affidavit taken before a Greenland Justice of the Peace.
If service is not waived (or a waiver is not requested) then personal service of process may be effected by any private person who is an adult, and who is neither a party to the action nor interested in the subject matter, provided such person swears out an affidavit testifying to the time and manner of service.
In 1911, Scotford's stepdaughter signed an affidavit in which she stated that she had seen him making the objects.
In his 60-page affidavit, he states that the COS trained him in psychological techniques to create obedience through the use of terror.
In order to effect service in this manner, the plaintiff must make out an affidavit asserting that the defendant is not a resident of Virginia, or can not be found in Virginia with due diligence, and recites the defendant's last known address.
In the affidavit, he stated under oath that the base is stockpiling weapons and ammunition.
Made in July 1845, the grant extended the size of the rancho to the maximum allowed under Mexican land law, eleven square leagues, or . When Rowland submitted an affidavit claiming (unbelievably) that Workman was inadvertently left off the earlier grant, Pico officially added Workman as co-owner.
Part of the Fishman Affidavit were documents that Fishman had asserted to be the official teachings of Scientology.
Regarding the second warrant, the court found that the police officer had applied to the magistrate for a warrant on the grounds: The court held that it was clear that the only document relied upon by the police officer in her application for the warrant was her own undated and unattested "affidavit."
Salisbury began attacking Truman's patrons, the Pendergast machine, for corruption, and Truman retaliated by telegramming the Federal Home Loan Bank system about Salisbury, leading to Salisbury's conviction for filing a false affidavit.
Spaink was one of the first famous Dutch Internet personalities and was one of the first of what became about a hundred Dutch people to put up pages containing the Fishman Affidavit in protest against the actions of the church.
Statements made by Weir in his affidavit allege that McConnell had been set up by British Military Intelligence.
Tabayoyon stated in his affidavit that Gold Base guards possessed shotguns, automatic weapons, and semi-automatic assault rifles.
Tanner gets Stephen to sign an affidavit claiming that she was complicit in the murders, but Donna is able to neutralize this.
The Company Court was informed accordingly by the Ministry of Mines in a sworn affidavit in December 2006.
The end of it was that the licentiate reckoned up for him by thrusts every one of the buttons of the short cassock he wore, tore the skirts into strips, like the tails of a cuttlefish, knocked off his hat twice, and so completely tired him out, that in vexation, anger, and rage, he took the sword by the hilt and flung it away with such force, that one of the peasants that were there, who was a notary, and who went for it, made an affidavit afterwards that he sent it nearly three-quarters of a league, which testimony will serve, and has served, to show and establish with all certainty that strength is overcome by skill.
The Supreme Court on 5 August 2013 directed the Madhya Pradesh Government to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation each to the two school-going girls gang raped last year in Betma town of Indore district and issued show cause notice to a senior police officer as to why criminal case be not lodged against him for disclosing the names of victims in his affidavit, which is an offence under section 228A of the Indian Penal Code.
Vellacott's campaign later produced an affidavit from Saskatchewan politician Tom Hengen, in which he "to the best of knowledge and belief" named Axworthy campaign worker George Laliberte as the caller.
Weir maintained in his affidavit that was published in the "Barron Report" (which was the findings of the official investigation into the 1974 car bombings commissioned by Irish Supreme Court Justice Henry Barron), that McConnell had been set up by British Military Intelligence.

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::: accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude