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v. at·test·ed, at·test·ing, at·tests
1. To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine: The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser.
a. To certify by signature or oath: attest a will.
b. To certify in an official capacity.
a. To supply or be evidence of: Her fine work attests her ability. See Synonyms at indicate.
b. Linguistics To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
4. To put under oath.
To bear witness; give testimony: attested to their good faith.
[Latin attestārī : ad-, ad- + testārī, to be witness (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).]
at′tes·ta′tion (ăt′ĕs-tā′shən, ăt′ə-stā′-) n.
at·test′er, at·tes′tor n.
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|Noun||1.||attestant - (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
|2.||attestant - someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something|