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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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