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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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