from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, a solemn written assertion, not on oath, formerly used in judicial procedure.


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  • Let your reuerend fatherhode take this litle testificate of our duety toward you, in good part, whom we wish long and happely well to fare in Christ.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox

  • Owing to the loss of the church records for some years after 1698, Mr. Burleigh is unable to trace when this James Cook left Ednam to “better himself,” but he would take with him a “testificate of church membership” which might possibly, but not probably, still exist.

    The Life of Captain James Cook Kitson, Arthur 1907

  • Wherefore he had deposited this testificate and confession with the day and date of the said marriage, with his lawful superior Boniface, Abbot of Saint Mary’s, sub sigillo confessionis.”

    The Abbot 2008


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  • The Scots wanted all done in triplicate

    But folks became testy and sick of it.

    Now red tape's reduced,

    Contentment produced

    By banning the pesky testificate.

    June 17, 2017