noun Law.
a person who makes an affidavit.

1800–10, Americanism; obsolete v. affy to confide (< Middle French afier; see affiance) + -ant Unabridged
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affiant (əˈfaɪənt)
(US) law a person who makes an affidavit
[C19: Old French, from affier to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre; see affiance]

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Example sentences
When this form is completed, signed by the affiant and notarized, it will be
  used as evidence in the matter in caption.
The affiant makes oath before a notary public that the facts contained in the
  affidavit are true.
Affiant officers and their supervisors will direct and control others that aid
  in the service of search warrants.
The affiant commits perjury if in the sworn schedule he makes a false statement
  which he does not believe to be true.
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