[ joo r-at ]
/ ˈdʒʊər æt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. jura mountains,
  2. jural,
  3. jurally,
  4. juramentado,
  5. jurassic,
  6. juration,
  7. juratory,
  8. jurd,
  9. jure divino,
  10. jure humano

Origin of jurat

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin jūrātus sworn man, noun use of L 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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Word Origin and History 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.)).

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