Affidavit is a written statement or declaration, sworn to before an officer who has authority to administer an oath (usually a notary public). An affidavit can be used as evidence in a court of law.

An example of an affidavit form:
Affidavit is a statement or declaration made under oath before a person with authority to administer an oath, such as a notary public. Affidavit can be made for different purposes such as one made to correct the spelling of one's name or to declare one's age.

Everything written in an affidavit must be true and if it is not, it constitutes an offence known as perjury.
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