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Topic: LAW

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: attester, from Latin attestari, from ad- 'to' + testis 'witness'

attest

verb
     
at‧test formal
1 [intransitive and transitive] to show or prove that something is true
attest to
Luxurious furnishings attested to the wealth of the owner.
2 [transitive]SCL to officially state that you believe something is true, especially in a court of law
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