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[joo r-at] /ˈdʒʊər æt/
Law. a certificate on an affidavit, by the officer, showing by whom, when, and before whom it was sworn to.
a sworn officer; a magistrate; a member of a permanent jury.
Origin of jurat
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin jūrātus sworn man, noun use of L past participle of jūrāre to swear, equivalent to jūrā- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix Unabridged
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Examples from the web for jurat
  • The affidavit consists of the venue, body, affiant's signature and jurat.
  • However, failure to meet these requirements shall not impair the legal validity of any acknowledgement or jurat.
British Dictionary definitions for jurat


(law) a statement at the foot of an affidavit, naming the parties, stating when, where, and before whom it was sworn, etc
(in England) a municipal officer of the Cinque Ports, having a similar position to that of an alderman
(in France and the Channel Islands) a magistrate
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin jūrātus one who has been sworn, from Latin jūrāre to swear
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Word Origin and History for jurat

"one who has taken an oath," early 15c. (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin iuratus, literally "sworn man," noun use of past participle of iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)).

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