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.
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.
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.”