attestation

[at-e-stey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act of attesting.
2.
an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence.

Origin:
1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin attestātiōn- (stem of attestātiō). See attest, -ation

attestative [uh-tes-tuh-tiv] , adjective
nonattestation, noun
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attest (əˈtɛst)
 
vb (when intr, usually foll by to)
1.  (tr) to affirm the correctness or truth of
2.  to witness (an act, event, etc) or bear witness to (an act, event, etc) as by signature or oath
3.  (tr) to make evident; demonstrate: his life of luxury attests his wealth
4.  (tr) to provide evidence for: the marks in the ground attested the presence of a fossil
 
[C16: from Latin attestārī to prove, from testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness]
 
at'testable
 
adj
 
at'testant
 
n
 
at'tester
 
n
 
at'testor
 
n
 
at'testator
 
n
 
attestation
 
n

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attestation
1540s, from Fr. attestation, from L. attestationem (nom. attestatio), noun of action from attestatus, pp. of attestari (see attest).
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Example sentences
They cross-examined the saints for their attestation of miracle and prophecy, but omitted to discover the secret of their life.
After all, if those bankers are lying after signing an attestation, then they could go to jail.
The attestation must be signed by the applicant requesting a temporary license.
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