I noun act of bearing witness, adjuration, affirmation, allegation, assertion, asseveration, attest, attesting declaration, authentication, averment, avouchment, avowal, certification, declaration, endorsement, oath, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, statement, substantiation, swearing, sworn evidence, testificatio, testification, testimonium, testimony, validification, verification, witnessing associated concepts: acknowledgment, attestation clause, attestation of chattel mortgage, attestation of deed, attestation of note, attestation of will, attesting witnesses II index adjuration, admission (disclosure), affirmance (authentication), affirmance (legal affirmation), affirmation, assertion, asseveration, assurance, averment, avouchment, avowal, certificate, certification (attested copy), certitude, confirmation, corroboration, declaration, jurat, oath, pledge (binding promise), profession (declaration), proof, record, reference (recommendation), stamp, support (corroboration), testimony

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

the signature of witnesses to the making of a will or execution of a deed. In English law, it is now a requirement that wills and deeds be attested by two witnesses. Such witnesses are called attesting witnesses. Where a deed, will or other instrument is executed in the presence of another and that other records the fact by signing his name on it, he is said to be an attesting witness. It should be emphasised that what is being witnessed is the signature rather than the document itself. For Scotland, See requirements of writing.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

The act of watching someone sign a legal document, such as a will or power of attorney, and then signing your own name as a witness. When you witness a document in this way, you are attesting — that is, stating and confirming — that the person whom you watched sign the document in fact did so. Attesting to a document does not mean that you are vouching for its accuracy or truthfulness. You are only acknowledging that you watched it being signed by the person whose name is on the signature line.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

The witnessing of an act or event, for example, witnessing the signature or sealing of a document.
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Execution of deeds and documents

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. The act of authenticating a document by observing its execution at the request of the party signing the document, and then signing it as a witness.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The act of attending the execution of a document and bearing witness to its authenticity, by signing one's name to it to affirm that it is genuine. The certification by a custodian of records that a copy of an original document is a true copy that is demonstrated by his or her signature on a certificate.

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

The act of attending the execution of a document and bearing witness to its authenticity, by signing one's name to it to affirm that it is genuine. The certification by a custodian of records that a copy of an original document is a true copy that is demonstrated by his or her signature on a certificate.

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

   the act of witnessing a signature for the purpose of declaring that a document (like a will) was properly signed and declared by the signer to be his or her signature.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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