Definition of Firmly

A statement that an affiant "firmly believes” the contents of the affidavit imports a strong or high degree of belief, and is equivalent to saying that he "verily” believes it. The operative words in a bond or recognizance, that the obligor is held and "firmly bound,” are equivalent to an acknowledgment of indebtedness and promise to pay.

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