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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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