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ju·rat

 (jo͝or′ăt′)
n.
A clause attached to an affidavit, in which a notary or legally authorized officer attests to the fact that the affidavit was made under oath.

[Middle English, informant under oath, member of a ruling body of a city, from Anglo-Norman, member of a ruling body of a city, from Medieval Latin iūrātus, juror, from past participle of Latin iūrāre, to swear; see jury1.]

jurat

(ˈdʒʊəræt)
n
1. (Law) law a statement at the foot of an affidavit, naming the parties, stating when, where, and before whom it was sworn, etc
2. (Law) (in England) a municipal officer of the Cinque Ports, having a similar position to that of an alderman
3. (Law) (in France and the Channel Islands) a magistrate
[C16: from Medieval Latin jūrātus one who has been sworn, from Latin jūrāre to swear]

ju•rat

(ˈdʒʊər æt)

n.
1. a certificate on an affidavit showing by whom, when, and before whom it was sworn to.
2. a sworn officer; a magistrate.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin jūrātus sworn man]
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But Mr Sharp told the six jurats - judges of fact who will determine the case: "When you take a step back and look at this case overall, we will be considering incredibly large chunks of cash that are crying out for an explanation as to their current whereabouts.
Wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, Rzeszowski showed no emotion in the dock as the presiding judge, Sir Michael Birt, read out the verdicts that two jurats - similar to magistrates in the UK - had reached.
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