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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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Stephen Ward of First National Lincoln Corporation (Nasdaq NM: FNLC) today announced that they intend to voluntarily comply, on behalf of the Company, with recently announced SEC requirements attesting to the accuracy of financial information released by the largest U.
Sultan Al Mulla, Director General of Sharjah Municipality, at the sidelines of the meeting held with SEWA, told Khaleej Times that many residents were trying to avoid attesting their contracts to save the fees.
Independence has long been the bedrock of the accounting profession and is a critical prerequisite for attesting to the fair presentation of financial information.
The 1979 SEC rule proposal, Statement of Management on Internal Accounting Control, would have increased management's reporting responsibility and required auditors to expand their oversight roles by attesting to management's assertions.