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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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These are just the basics because there are many more technicalities involved and many types of acknowledgments and 'oaths' or jurats that are applicable to different situations and different kinds of documents.
However, attorneys in good standing and notary publics in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that have moved to Florida should be allowed to take oaths, jurats, and verify signatures on documents that are executed in Florida, particularly if the documents are intended to have legal effect in Puerto Rico.
Solicitor Paul Kavanagh has been in touch with the Law Officers' Department in Jersey to raise concerns that there was serious misdirection given to the two jurats - the people who decide on the facts of cases in Channel Islands courts - prior to their deliberation.
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.
Wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, Rzeszowski displayed 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 after three and a half hours of deliberation.
Mr Sharp told the presiding judge Sir Michael Birt and two jurats - similar to magistrates in mainland UK - who are judging the case, that after this the accused started drinking.
Solicitor General Howard Sharp, for the prosecution, told the presiding judge Sir Michael Birt and two jurats - similar to magistrates in mainland UK - that during this period Mrs Rzeszowska admitted to her husband that she had been having a two-month affair with another man and she threatened suicide.
The judge, sitting with a panel of five jurats - retired members of the public who set the sentence - added that it ought to be known that Jersey courts impose severe sentences for drugs offences.