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1. To certify or to state under oath.

2. See: Testament.


To witness by observation and signature,as one who attests that another has signed a real estate contract.Contrast with acknowledgment,in which the signer states he or she signed the document voluntarily,and then a notary public or other such individual affixes his or her signature and seal as evidence of hearing the acknowledgment and witnessing the signing.

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The correlation of obligatory transitivity and resistance to unselected objects is undermined by way constructions based on obligatorily transitive verbs, easily attestable by web search (cf.
The simple fact of the matter is that until recently the paucity of available source material was such that for 'more than 80 per cent of attestable Indian history there were no histories'.
Taitz applies an embracing analysis to the available evidence about Jews in Northern France, the Champagne region, between their earliest attestable appearance in the sixth century and the thirteenth-century moment of their expulsion.
This is not to license every attestable benefit of the experience of an artwork as contributory to artistic value.