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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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Preparers and attestors do not have the same objectives when reviewing proposed standards.
The GASAC's twenty-nine members are appointed by the FAF primarily based on nominations from GASB constituent groups and are broadly representative of the preparers, attestors, and users of state and local government financial information.