- 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.
Origin of jurat
Examples from the Web for jurat
Historical Examples of jurat
When I have served a year as jurat, and have paid a ducat for my diploma.The Nameless Castle
In 1834 he returned to his country, and attended the sittings of the Diet, at Presburg, as Jurat.
Every jurat fixed his eye upon Guida as though she had come to claim his life.
It had belonged to a jurat of repute, who parted with it to Mattingley not long before he died.
Thomas Harvey was a jurat, or alderman, of Folkestone, where he served the office of mayor in 1600.William Harvey
- 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
"one who has taken an oath," early 15c. (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin iuratus, literally "sworn man," noun use of past participle of iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)).