Jurat

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Jurat

1. In law, the portion of an affidavit stating who makes the sworn statement, when it was made, and in front of whom it was made.

2. In the Channel Islands and historically in some areas of France, a municipal official, roughly equivalent to a town councilor.
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The city council, the Jurats of Gerona, took some steps to protect the Jews, placing them in the Torre Gironella, a Roman fortress on the highest point of the small mountain summit that overlooked Gerona.
On the pretense of protecting the Jews, the Jurats prohibited the Jews from having doors or windows opening on to the street, the Forca, which was the obligatory route for Christian religious processions and funerals.
Finally, the taxpayers have added additional language to the jurat in the form of a stamp, which appears above the jurat and states, "Without prejudice U.C.C.
The preprinted jurat on Form 1040 reads: "Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete.