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Verify

To make certain, to substantiate, or to confirm by formal oath, affirmation, or Affidavit.

The U.S. legal system relies on its participants to tell the truth. Before witnesses can give testimony at a trial or some other proceeding, they must swear or affirm that the testimony about to be given will be truthful. Apart from witnesses, when a particular Pleading, statement, or other document is submitted to the court, the court requires that the person offering it verify its correctness, truth, or authenticity.

The verification takes the form of a written certification that is generally attached to the document in question. The most common form of certification is an affidavit. An affidavit is a written statement sworn to or affirmed before an officer authorized to administer an oath or affirmation, usually a Notary Public. The affidavit names the place of execution and certifies that the person making the affidavit states particular facts and that he appeared before the officer on a certain date and swore to and signed the statement.A common verification is called an affidavit of service. The person swears or affirms that the attached legal document has been served (delivered) personally or by mail to the persons listed in the affidavit on a certain date. The affidavit of service verifies to the court that the document has, in fact, been sent to all parties who should receive it. Though this type of verification is a routine matter, it is essential to fairness and the Due Process of Law.

The need for verification is illustrated in Criminal Law. Law enforcement officers and others use affidavits to provide information to a magistrate to establish Probable Cause for the issuance of an arrest warrant or a Search Warrant. The officer making the affidavit must set forth sufficient facts to satisfy the magistrate that an offense has been committed and that the person accused is the guilty party. If the officer falsely swears to the truthfulness of the affidavit's contents, a court may dismiss the charges. The officer, like anyone else who falsely verifies the truthfulness of a statement, may be charged with the crime of perjury.

The rules of evidence recognize the legitimacy of a verified copy, which is a copy of a document that is shown by independent evidence to be true. A verified copy will be allowed into evidence if successive witnesses trace the original into the hands of a witness who made or compared the copy.

verify

(Prove), verb accredit, acknowledge, agree to, agree with, approve, assent, assure, attest, authenticate, authorize, avow, bear out, certify, charter, check, commend, concur, confirm, confirmare, consent, corroborate, document, endorse, establish, establish the truth of fortify, give evidence, guarantee, license, make cerrain, make sure, pass, permit, probare, produce evidence, prove, prove the accuracy, prove the truth, review and approve, sanction, seal, second, substantiate, support, uphold, validate

verify

(Swear), verb affirm, asseverate, attest, avouch, avow, declare, evidence, guarantee, state, testify, vouch for, vow, warrant, witness
Associated concepts: verify pleadings
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A glance in the direction of Miss Hilbery determined him to make his stand this very night, and accordingly, having let himself in, having verified the presence of Uncle Joseph by means of a bowler hat and a very large umbrella, he gave his orders to the maid, and went upstairs to his room.
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From time to time he had descended to the trail and verified his judgment by the evidence of his scent that the Belgian had followed this game trail toward the east.
I didn't have to have an introduction to them to know that the men who held those rifles were the men of my own party; and when, a few minutes later, they came forth from their concealment, my eyes verified my hopes.
Tacked on the wall, between the signal locker and the billiard rules, was the code itself, by which he verified the signal before making answer.
Ole Ericsen verified Charley's conjecture that the Mary Rebecca, as soon as launched, would run up the San Joaquin River nearly to Stockton for a load of wheat.
They verified my own feeling of fascination in the saloon.
We will not, I said, be over-positive as yet; but if, on trial, this conception of justice be verified in the individual as well as in the State, there will be no longer any room for doubt; if it be not verified, we must have a fresh enquiry.
This wise maxim was now verified by Sophia, who was not only disappointed of seeing the man she loved, but had the vexation of being obliged to dress herself out, in order to receive a visit from the man she hated.
It is true, they planted corn and made fences; but Solomon's words were never better verified than in them, "I went by the vineyard of the slothful, and it was all overgrown with thorns": for when the Spaniards came to view their crop they could not see it in some places for weeds, the hedge had several gaps in it, where the wild goats had got in and eaten up the corn; perhaps here and there a dead bush was crammed in, to stop them out for the present, but it was only shutting the stable-door after the steed was stolen.
2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Verified Clinical Trials, LLC and Celerion today announced their partnership in the fight against multiple simultaneous clinical trial enrollment in the medical research industry.
Additionally, each existing employee assigned to the contract must be verified within 90 calendar days of enrollment, or 30 days from the employee's assignment to the contract, whichever is later.