evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something: We could find no verification for his fantastic claims.
a formal assertion of the truth of something, as by oath or affidavit.
the process of research, examination, etc., required to prove or establish authenticity or validity.
Law. a short confirmatory affidavit at the end of a pleading or petition.
Origin: 1515–25; Related forms
< Medieval Latin vērificātiōn
(stem of vērificātiō
), equivalent to vērificāt
) (past participle of vērificāre;
) + -iōn- -ion
verificative, verificatory, adjective