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a) a legal document
affidavit = schriftliche unter Eid abgegebene Erklärung; eidesstattliche Erklärung
affidavit of means = der Offenbarungseid
affidavit of service = die Zustellungsurkunde
affidavit (Brit.) = eidesstattliche Versicherung (einer verstorbenen Person)
John Belushi: Getting Married
"He had no ID (identification) with him when we got married," Judith Belushi recalled of her absent-minded husband.
"So at the registry office John says, 'Have you ever seen a show called Saturday Night Live?' The woman says, 'No.' Then he pulls out this review of the show that he carried around and says, 'See, here, this is me, John Belushi.' And she's looking at him like, 'You must be crazy.'
And I said, 'You're telling me no one has ever gotten married without an ID, no one, ever? There must be someone who lost all their stuff. What did they do?' She said, 'Oh, well, if he had a letter from a judge.
' We said, 'Okay,' and went to the phone and called a judge. And John said into the phone, 'Hello, Judge, I'm sorry to bother you at home, but have you ever heard of a show called Saturday Night Live?' And the judge says yes. And John says, 'Oh good. I have this problem, I'm here with my girlfriend and we're trying to get married.'
And the judge came down, and he did an AFFIDAVIT and okayed it, and so we got married without an ID.
Belushi, John Adam (1949-1982) American actor noted for his role on "Saturday Night Live" and in such films as National Lampoon's Animal House (1979), The Blues Brothers (1980), and Neighbors (1981)
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: A written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.
Medieval Latin affidavit, from third person sing. past tense of Latin affidare, to pledge.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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