What does attestation mean?

Definitions for attestationˌæt ɛˈsteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attestation(noun)

    the action of bearing witness

  2. attestation(noun)

    the evidence by which something is attested


  1. attestation(Noun)

    Something which bears witness, confirms or authenticates

  2. attestation(Noun)

    Such a confirmation or authentication

  3. attestation(Noun)

    The process of providing an independent opinion on published financial and other business information of a business, public agency, or other organization performed by accountants or auditors.

  4. attestation(Noun)

    An appearance in records.

    The poem called u2018Beowulf,u2019 preserved on the Nowell Codex, is one attestation of Old English, which can thus be called an u2018attested languageu2019; Proto-Indo-European, a reconstructed language, has no such attestations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attestation(noun)

    the act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation

  2. Origin: [L. attestatio: cf. F. attestation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attestation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attestation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The FCA:

    Deutsche Bank provided the FCA with a false attestation that stated that its systems and controls in relation to LIBOR were adequate. It was known to be false by the person who drafted it.

  2. Professor Tom:

    Many relics that we study turn out to date to a period somewhat later than the historic attestation would suggest, this bone fragment, in contrast, suggests that we could possibly be looking at remains from St Nicholas himself.

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