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jurat

[ joor-at ]

noun

  1. Law. a certificate on an affidavit, by the officer, showing by whom, when, and before whom it was sworn to.
  2. a sworn officer; a magistrate; a member of a permanent jury.


jurat

/ ˈdʒʊəræt /

noun

  1. law a statement at the foot of an affidavit, naming the parties, stating when, where, and before whom it was sworn, etc
  2. (in England) a municipal officer of the Cinque Ports, having a similar position to that of an alderman
  3. (in France and the Channel Islands) a magistrate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jurat1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin jūrātus “sworn man,” noun use of Latin past participle of jūrāre “to swear,” equivalent to jūrā- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of jurat1

C16: from Medieval Latin jūrātus one who has been sworn, from Latin jūrāre to swear

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Example Sentences

But old customs were broken some nine years since, and no longer is the mayor chosen beside the tomb of that worthy jurat.

Mr. Brock, who was essentially assisted in this business by Mr. James Carey, jurat, succeeded in both these objects.

Thomas Harvey was a jurat, or alderman, of Folkestone, where he served the office of mayor in 1600.

It had belonged to a jurat of repute, who parted with it to Mattingley not long before he died.

Every jurat fixed his eye upon Guida as though she had come to claim his life.

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