Affidavit

A signed, sworn statement made by the buyer or seller regarding the truth of information provided.

An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the author, who is called the affiant or deponent, and witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin for he has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings. Uses of affidavits include: the court, the government, or who may otherwise fear for their safety if their true identities are revealed in court. Affidavits may be written in the first or third person, depending on who drafted the document.If in the first person, the document's component parts are:If an affidavit is notarized or authenticated, it will also include a caption with a venue and title in reference to judicial proceedings. In some cases, an introductory clause, called a preamble, is added attesting that the affiant personally appeared before the authenticating authority. Indian Law [India-Asia]--- '''MIlkha Singh Vs. Nirmal Singh 2007 Publication--Recent Civil Reports-- Year 2007-- Volume No. 4-- Page No. 842-- Judgment given by Punjab and Haryana High Court----- Affidavit-- verification-- An affidavit with defective verification-- cannot be read into evidence.