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Code of Virginia
Title 8.01. Civil Remedies and Procedure
Chapter 7. Civil Actions; Commencement, Pleadings, and Motions

§ 8.01-280. Pleadings may be sworn to before clerk; affidavit of belief sufficient.

Any pleading to be filed in any court may be sworn to before the clerk or any officer authorized to administer oath thereof; and when an affidavit is required in support of any pleading or as a prerequisite to the issuance thereof, it shall be sufficient if the affiant swear that he believes it to be true.

Code 1950, § 8-131; 1977, c. 617.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.