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Glossary of affidavit

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affidavit
sworn statement in writing taken before a notary public or other authorized officer
affirmative defense
allegation of a responsive pleading which, if it can be proved, negates the allegations of the complaint
agent
person authorized by another to act for him, one entrusted with antoher's business
agreement
meeting of the minds, preliminary to contract formation
allegation
assertion made but not proved
amortization
gradual extinction of a montetary obligation by periodic payments that usually includes interest
amnesty
sovereign forgetfulness of past acts, usually available for a limited time
ancillary
auxiliary, supplemental, subordinate
annotation
remark, note, or commentary intended to illustrate or explain
annul
cancel, make void, destroy

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