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Avowal
A direct statement or declaration. Often refers to a sworn statement a witness makes after the judge rules that his or her testimony will not be admitted at trial. The avowal creates a record of what the witness would have said, which may be considered by a higher court if a party appeals the judge's refusal to allow the testimony.
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