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1. To certify or to state under oath.

2. See: Testament.
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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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No word in the accountant's lexicon generates more confusion than the word "attest." Accounting literature is sprinkled with words and terms like "attest" and its variants "attesting" and "attestation," "attest engagement" and "attestation standards." Just what do these terms mean and how are they defined in accounting doctrine and by state accountancy boards?
Al Shamsi refused to mention the number of buildings where the municipality disconnected the utility services, but pointed out that the civic body is going to get tough on those who violate the rules regarding attesting tenancy contract.
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In an attest engagement, the practitioner is attesting to, or providing assurance on, subject matter that is the responsibility of another party.