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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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