- a municipal officer or magistrate in certain French towns and the Channel Islands
Origin of jurat< L juratum, neut. pp. of jurareLaw a statement or certification added to an affidavit, telling when, before whom, and, sometimes, where the affidavit was made
Origin of juratFrench ; from Medieval Latin juratus, literally , one sworn ; from Classical Latin juratus, past participle of jurare: see jury
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.
Origin of juratMiddle 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 i&umacron;ratus, juror, from past participle of Latin i&umacron;rare, to swear; see jury1.
- (law) The written statement by a notary public that he or she has administered and witnessed an oath or affirmation.
- (law) The written statement of a person that he or she has declared an oath or affirmation.
- A municipal official in the Cinque Ports or in certain French towns.
- (Channel Islands) A life magistrate.
OriginSee also: jurât
Old French, from Latin iurāre, present active infinitive of iūrō (“swear or take an oath”).
jurat - Legal Definition
A certification at the bottom of an affidavit or deposition by a notary public that states the paper was signed, and thereby sworn to, in his or her presence by the individual who signed it.