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Affidavit

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Affida'vit. n.s. [affidavit signifies, in the language of the common law, he made oath.] A declaration upon oath.

You said, if I return'd next 'size in Lent,
I should be in remitter of your grace;
In th' interim my letters should take place
Of affidavits.
Donne.

Count Rechteren should have made affidavit, that his servants had been affronted, and then Monsieur Mesnager would have done him justice. Spectator, № 481.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Donne, John (44) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Affidavit." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21081.


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