- the act of verifying.
- the state of being verified.
- evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something: We could find no verification for his fantastic claims.
- a formal assertion of the truth of something, as by oath or affidavit.
- the process of research, examination, etc., required to prove or establish authenticity or validity.
- Law. a short confirmatory affidavit at the end of a pleading or petition.
Origin of verification
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- establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc
- evidence that provides proof of an assertion, theory, etc
- (formerly) a short affidavit at the end of a pleading stating the pleader's readiness to prove his assertions
- confirmatory evidence
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1520s, from Old French verificacion or directly from Medieval Latin *verificationem (nominative verificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of verificare (see verify). Middle English had verifiaunce (c.1400).
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