AFFIDAVIT

A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it, taken before a person having authority to administer such oath or affirmation. Kan 863, 549 P.2d 1397, 1401. Jurat; Verification. State v. Knight, 219 See also Certification; Jurat; Verification. – Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition | PAGE 54

FAMILY

The meaning of word “family” necessarily depends on field of law in which word is used, pur­ pose intended to be accomplished by its use, and facts and circumstances of each case. LeRoux v. Edmundson. 276 Minn. 120, 148 N.W.2d 812, 814. Most commonly refers to group of persons consisting of parents and children; father, mother and their children; immediate kindred, constituting fundamen­ tal social unit in civilized society. People v. Hasse, 57 Misc.2d 59, 291 N.Y.S.2d 53, 55. A collective body of persons who live in one house and under one head or management. A group of blood-relatives; all the relations who descend from a common ancestor, or who spring from a common root. A group of kindred persons. Haley v. Bohrer, 52 Idaho 72, 1 1 P.2d 6 1 6, 618. Husband and wife and their children, wherever …

DUE PROCESS OF LAW

DUE PROCESS OF LAW – Law in its regular course of administration through courts of justice. 3 Story, Const. 264, 661. “Due process of law in each particular case means such an exercise of the powers of the government as the settled maxims of law permit and sanction, and under such safeguards for the protection of individual’ rights as those maxims prescribe for the class of cases to which the one in question belongs.” Cooley, Const. Lim. 441. Whatever difficulty may be experienced in giving to those terms a definition which will embrace every per” missible exertion of power affecting private rights, and exclude such as is forbidden, there can be no doubt of their meaning when applied to judicial proceedings. They then mean a course of legal proceedings according to those rules and principles which have been established in our systems of jurisprudence for the enforcement and protection of private rights. To give such proceedings any validity, there …