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LawProse Lesson #149: “Further Affiant Sayeth Naught,” by Bryan A. Garner, LawProse

http://www.lawprose.org/blog/?p=2506

Further affiant sayeth naught.

Many affidavits close with this classic legalese or some variation of it. Other than the obvious questions (‘What does it mean?’ and ‘Is it necessary?’), this phrase gives rise to two stylistic dilemmas.

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