attestation clause

attestation clause
attestation clause n: a clause at the end of a will in which the witnesses state that the will was signed and witnessed with all the formalities required by law and which often sets forth those requirements

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

attestation clause
A provision at the end of a will or other legal document that sets out the legal requirements of the document and states that those requirements have been met. By signing the attestation clause, a person is stating and confirming that everything within the clause is true.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

attestation clause
England, Wales
A clause in a legal document (for example in a deed, mortgage, or will) in which the witnesses certify that the document has been properly executed.

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

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