[ UK /dˈævɪt/ ]
  1. a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
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  • Is that an affidavit filed in the present proceedings before this Court, your Honour?
  • Calliaud, and by arguments and reasons by him delivered, he was persuaded to unsay his swearing, and to declare that he believed that the affidavit which he made at Patna, and while the transaction was recent or nearly recent, must be a mistake: that he _believed_ (what is amazing indeed for any belief) that not Mr. Hastings, but he himself, interpreted. The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)
  • These were flat-bottomed craft with a shallow draft, and were lowered from the davits of larger troop-carrying merchantmen, like lifeboats.
  • They are in the nature of a proposed amended writ of summons, a summons for directions and an affidavit in each of the matters and a list of authorities in each of the matters.
  • I think a simple affidavit is sufficient (rebuttable) proof in those cases. The Volokh Conspiracy » Defamation by Government Still Political Question
  • The court affidavit describes in hard-core detail how the other victim remembers drifting in and out of consciousness as Warren sexually assaulted her.
  • With this affidavit, the Hazarbuz tribe travel to the camping places by the specified paths, and while on their way and when they camp, they are not allowed to harm the arable and cultivated land of the Hazaras, nor may they [allow their animals to] graze on irrigated or unirrigated farm land and pasture lands belonging to the Hazaras. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
  • The main points of interest on the three deck levels are the railings, lifeboat davits and companionways.
  • The port lifeboat was missing, its iron davits, twisted and wrenched, testifying to the mightiness of the blow that had been struck the old THE SEA FARMER
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