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declarant :: legal definition


Declarant - n. the person making a statement, usually written and signed by that person, under "penalty of perjury" pursuant to the laws of the state in which the statement, called a declaration, is made. The declaration is more commonly used than the affidavit, which is similar to a declaration but requires taking an oath to swear to the truth attested to (certified in writing) by a notary public. In theory, a declarant who knowingly does not tell the truth would be subject to the criminal charge of perjury. Such violations are seldom pursued.

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affiant :: n. a person who signs an affidavit and swears to i ... lerk. See also: affidavit declarant
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declaration :: n. 1) any statement made, particularly in writing. ... blic. See also: affidavit declarant
declaration of mailing :: n. a form stating that a particular document has b ... other party. See also: declaration
fair comment :: n. a statement of opinion (no matter how ludicrous ... amation libel public figure slander
hearsay rule :: n. the basic rule that testimony or documents whic ... interest dying declaration hearsay
information and belief :: n. a phrase often used in legal pleadings (complai ... nswer complaint declaration perjury
libel :: 1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), wr ... libel per se public figure slander
motion for a summary judgment :: n. a written request for a judgment in the moving ... strict procedures. See also: motion
notary public :: n. a person authorized by the state in which the p ... he state which appoints the notary.
oath :: n. 1) a swearing to tell the truth, the whole trut ... ountry. See also: affidavit perjury
reasonable reliance :: n. particularly in contracts, what a prudent perso ... the following:." See also: contract
trust :: n. an entity created to hold assets for the benefi ... testamentary trust trustee trustor

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