[ joor-at ]
/ ˈdʒʊər æt /
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Law. a certificate on an affidavit, by the officer, showing by whom, when, and before whom it was sworn to.
a sworn officer; a magistrate; a member of a permanent jury.



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Origin of jurat

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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British Dictionary definitions for jurat

/ (ˈdʒʊəræt) /


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

Word Origin for jurat

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