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Attest

To solemnly declare verbally or in writing that a particular document or testimony about an event is a true and accurate representation of the facts; to bear witness to. To formally certify by a signature that the signer has been present at the execution of a particular writing so as to rebut any potential challenges to its authenticity.

attest

v. 1) to confirm (usually in writing) that a document is genuine. 2) to bear witness that someone actually signed a document, such as a will. All states require at least two witnesses (three in Vermont) to attest that a will was signed and declared to be a will (except a will written in one's own handwriting in some states). (See: will, witness, holographic will)

attest

verb adjure, affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness to, certify, confirm, corroborate, declare the truth of, depone, depose, endorse, evince, ratify, rem testari, speak on oath, subscribe, support, swear, take one's oath, testem facere, testificari, testify to, validate, verify, vouch for, witness
Associated concepts: affidavit, interrogatory
See also: adduce, affirm, affirmation, allege, assert, assure, attestation, averment, avouch, avouchment, avow, bear, bespeak, certify, cite, claim, confirm, contend, corroborate, depose, endorse, establish, evidence, maintain, manifest, posit, profess, promise, seal, show, sign, state, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, validate, verify, vouch, vow
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A written examination attests it," said the cardinal, replying aloud to the mute interrogation of his Majesty; "and the ill- treated people have drawn up the following, which I have the honor to present to your Majesty.
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Despite these challenges, 80 percent of survey respondents said they plan to implement some form of compliance review of access rights in the future, and 43 percent said they expect to have to attest to the accuracy and appropriateness of user access rights for regulatory compliance on at least a semi-annual basis.
Audit and attest are the foundation of our profession and of the confidence the public places in the American economic system.
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In June 2003 the Institute's professional ethics executive committee (PEEC) adopted independence rules for members who provide nonattest services to attest clients.
Change the title of AT section 101 to Attest Engagements.
The most significant changes would apply to members providing nonattest services to attest clients.
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