attest
at·test /ə-'test/ vb [Latin attestari, from ad to + testari to call to witness, from testis witness]
vt: to bear witness to: affirm to be true or genuine; specif: to authenticate (as a will) by signing as a witness
vi: to bear witness: testify
— often used with to
at·tes·ta·tion /ˌa-ˌtes-'tā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

attest
I verb adjure, affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness to, certify, confirm, corroborate, declare, declare the truth of, depone, depose, endorse, evince, ratify, rem testari, speak on oath, subscribe, substantiate, support, swear, take one's oath, testem facere, testificari, testify to, validate, verify, vouch for, witness associated concepts: affidavit, interrogatory II index affirm (declare solemnly), affirmation, allege, assert, assure (insure), attestation, averment, avouch (avow), avouchment, avow, bear (adduce), bespeak, certify (attest), cite (state), claim (maintain), confirm, contend (maintain), corroborate, depose (testify), endorse, establish (show), evidence, manifest, posit, profess (avow), promise (vow), seal (solemnize), subscribe (sign), substantiate, support (corroborate), sustain (confirm), testify, validate, verify (confirm), verify (swear), vouch

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


attest
v.
To declare something to be true; to sign a document as a witness.
n.
attestation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


attest
To state and confirm that something is true or genuine. For example, witnesses to a will attest that the will maker signed the document and declared it to be his or her will.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


attest
v.
1 To bear witness; testify.
2 To affirm as accurate, genuine, or true.
3 To certify by oath or signature.
4 To affirm a document's authenticity by signing it as a witness to its execution by another person.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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 also: holographic will, will, witness

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • attest — at‧test [əˈtest] verb [transitive] LAW to officially state that you believe something is true or real: • It must be signed in the presence of a witness who attests the signature. attestation noun [countable, uncountable] : • the attestation of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Attest — Sn Bescheinigung erw. fach. (16. Jh., Form 18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. attestātio f., einer Ableitung von l. attestārī bezeugen, bestätigen , zu l. testārī (testātus) bezeugen und l. ad hin, zu , weiter zu l. testis Zeuge . Zunächst… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Attest — At test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attesting}.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.] 1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attest — At*test , n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.] [1913 Webster] The attest of eyes and ears. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attest — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. attester (O.Fr. atester, 13c.) affirm, attest, from L. attestari confirm, lit. bear witness to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + testari bear witness, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attest — (Attestat, v. lat.), schriftliches Zeugniß od. Bescheinigung, z.B. von Herrschaften dem abziehenden Gesinde über ihre Geschicklichkeit u. ihr Verhalten während der Dienstzeit ausgestellt; von öffentlich angestellten Personen über einen Gegenstand …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Attést — (Attestāt, lat.), schriftliche, namentlich von einer Behörde ausgestellte Bescheinigung (s. Zeugnis). Attestieren, einem etwas (mündlich oder schriftlich) bezeugen, bescheinigen, z. B. eine Rechnung attestieren. d. h. ihre Richtigkeit beglaubigen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Attést — Attést, Attestāt, Attestation (lat.), schriftliches Zeugnis; attestieren, ein Zeugnis ausstellen, bescheinigen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • attest to — index acknowledge (declare), converse, notarize, plead (allege in a legal action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attest — 1 witness, *certify, vouch Analogous words: *confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify Contrasted words: *disprove, controvert, refute, confute: *deny, contradict, gainsay 2 argue, prove, bespeak, indicate, betoken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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