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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: 'he or she has made a formal promise', from affidare, from Latin ad- 'to' + Vulgar Latin fidare 'to trust'

affidavit

noun
     
Related topics: Law
af‧fi‧da‧vit [countable] law
SCL a written statement that you swear is true, for use as proof in a court of law

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