Attestation

[ɐtɪstˈe͡ɪʃən], [ɐtɪstˈe‍ɪʃən], [ɐ_t_ɪ_s_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of attestation:

  1.   The act of bearing witness to; putting a name to a writing in order to show it to be authentic.
  2.   noun. group: law,; c the action of bearing witness
  3.   The act of certifying; testimony given on oath, or by official declaration.
  4.   The act of watching someone sign a legal document, such as a will or power of attorney, and then signing your own name as a witness. When you witness a document in this way, you are attesting -- that is, stating and confirming -- that the person whom you watched sign the document in fact did so. Attesting to a document does not mean that you are vouching for its accuracy or truthfulness. You are only acknowledging that you watched it being signed by the person whose name is on the signature line.
  5.   The act of attesting or certifying as a witness or officially.
  6.   the evidence by which something is attested
  7.   The act of attesting; evidence; testimony.
  8.   The act of attesting; testimony.
  9.   The act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation.
  10.   Act of attesting.
  11.   the action of bearing witness

Antonyms for attestation:

confutation, charge, rejection, Disallowance, suspicion, Denegation, repudiation, disavowal, contradiction, disclaimer, refutation, rebuttal, disproof, presumption, allegation, assumption, denial, accusation, disconfirmation, conjecture, guess, surmise, negation.


Usage examples for attestation:

  1. We were much more serious than the Pendletons, but, paradoxically enough, there was that weakness in our state of our being able to make no such attestation of it. ” – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  2. His vast collection of materials in attestation of Theism may have been valuable chiefly as a curiosity; but the man himself was all of one piece, genuine through and through. ” – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  3. We find the devout Maries designing a laborious, chargeable, and perhaps hazardous respect, to his corpse; and accordingly it is a memorable attestation Christ gives to their piety by making them the first witnesses of his resurrection, the prime evangelists to proclaim those glad tidings, and, as a learned man speaks, apostles to the apostles. ” – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  4. “ Granvelle himself gave the most entire attestation of the Prince's orthodoxy. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. The Cluniacs put the books in charge of the precentor, who is to be called also armarius, and they prescribe an annual audit of them, with the assignment of a single volume to each brother, on the security of a written attestation of the fact. ” – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  6. Father Benwell added his attestation – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  7. As to true and false miracles, I don't know that I can follow you so well, for in any case the notion of a miracle as a mere attestation of superior power is one that I cannot espouse. ” – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  8. That statement is distinct and needs no comment here, but may receive further notice when we shall adduce the attestation of other personal witnesses to its actual truth. ” – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  9. There could have been no greater attestation to the power displayed by Mr. Furnival than Mr. Mason's countenance as he left the court on that evening. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  10. But Judge Carcasson had not been able to charge the jury in that sense, for there was no effective evidence to rebut the untruthful attestation of the Spaniard. ” – The Money Master, Volume 3. by Gilbert Parker
  11. Does not that death- scene speak volumes in attestation of the religion she professed, of the Saviour she adored? ” – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  12. Isabelle turned her beautiful eyes, wet with tears, upon de Sigognac, and read in those of her true and faithful lover that he had not waited for the solemn attestation in extremis," of the Duke of Vallombreuse to believe in the perfect purity of her whom he adored. ” – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  13. Whatever were his faults- and his impetuous temper betrayed him into many- of this dark crime- though I have not even his own word of attestation I dare pronounce him innocent. ” – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  14. We are prone to think that men believe in modern miracles because of those of long ago- but the reverse is true: the modern miracles are the attestation of those early wonders; and I myself believe the Galilean records because of His credentials in this Western World and in this present day. ” – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  15. Superior as is this noble exhortation to patient endurance of suffering in the meekness of Christ to the controversial rhetoric of 2nd Peter, immeasurably better as is its attestation in ancient and modern times, even the most conservative modern critics are compelled to regard it as at least semi- pseudonymous. ” – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  16. “ Godfrey's attestation of all time, and of the host of heaven, when he addresses his army in the first canto, is in the highest spirit of epic magnificence. ” – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  17. At any rate, he remarked that this family vault was uncommonly hot, and perhaps, if it pleased her Majesty, as he called Maqueda, we might take the rest of the deceased gentlemen as read, like a recruit's attestation questions. ” – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  18. They admitted in the New Testament an attestation to evil spirits, but not to a general enemy of mankind. ” – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  19. It is to be observed that the signature of the testator after this attestation has been signed by the witnesses, is not a compliance with the act; he must sign first. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton

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