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"affidavit" in British English

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affidavitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæf.əˈdeɪ.vɪt/ us /ˌæf.əˈdeɪ.vɪt/

a written statement that someone makes after promising officially to tell the truth. An affidavit can be used as proof in a law court.

(Definition of “affidavit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affidavitnoun [ C ]

us /ˌæf·əˈdeɪ·vɪt/ law

a written statement made by someone who has sworn to tell the truth, which might be used in a court of law

(Definition of “affidavit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"affidavit" in Business English

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affidavitnoun [ C ]

/ˌæfəˈdeɪvɪt/ uk us LAW

a written statement made by someone who has officially promised to tell the truth, and which might be used in a court of law:

He admitted he was one of a number of people stealing from the company, according to the affidavit filed by the district attorney's office.
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(Definition of “affidavit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)