• Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
    Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attestation the evidence by which something is attested
    • n attestation the action of bearing witness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Attestation The act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n attestation The act of attesting; a declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence; testimony.
    • n attestation The administration of an oath, as to a military recruit. See attest, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Attestation act of attesting: administration of an oath
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  • Francis Herbert Hedge
    Francis Herbert Hedge
    “Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”
  • Herman Melville
    “Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. attestatio,: cf. F. attestation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. attestāri, ad, to, testis, a witness.


In literature:

Nothing but falsehood ever attested itself by signs and wonders.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
It is not attested by prophecy, by miracles or by signs.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
History will attest that we stole it once and you stole it once.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
These facts are all attested by irrefragable tradition.
"Roughing It, Part 8." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Neat piles of brush, equally neat piles of cord-wood, knee-high stumps as cleanly cut as by a saw, attested the old man's efficiency.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
The presence of water below the surface is attested by numerous groves of chenar trees.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Let Pyrenees my boast attest!
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
It asks no other bond than his promise, no other evidence or attestation than his veracity.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
Another cry of pain attested to the fact that his chance shot had taken effect.
"The Inn at the Red Oak" by Latta Griswold
A little puff of alkali dust attested the movement.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand

In poetry:

He was a man whose like the world again
Shall never see, to vex with blame or praise;
The landmarks that attest his bright, brief reign,
Are battles, not the pomps of gala days!
"Abraham Lincoln" by Alice Cary
O wistful love! how well
All that my lips would tell,
All that the lyre's revibrant strings attest,
Was writ upon thy breast
With kisses keen and slow . . .
So long, so long ago.
"Erato" by Clark Ashton Smith
That such was theirs for whom we mourn,
These obsequies attest;
And though in sorrow they are borne
Unto their final rest,
A guide will their example be
To future champions of the free.
"Champions Of Liberty." by George Pope Morris
'From sweet compassion love arose,
Our hearts were wedded by our woes,
And pair'd upon the tomb;
Attesting all the Powers above, A fond romance of fancied love
We vowed our days to come.
"Monimia. An Ode" by John Logan
Then the joyous song grew louder,
By that price of loyalty,
Paid by us with our best lifeblood,
We attest that we are free!
On the battle-field with honor,
Our own blood has made us free."
"Unchained" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
“All doubt away!” he cries in trustful mood;
“From Time’s unknown the perfect yet shall rise;
And this full heart attests how much of God
Might dwell with man beneath these purple-clouded skies!”
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur

In news:

As many can attest, stories posted by citizen journalists on social websites like Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube often have inaccuracies.
Packaging suppliers attest to the power of online lead generation.
Watch this short 2-minute clip of different Packaging World advertisers who attest to the power of PW's online lead-generation capability.
But a surprising degree of recovery can be achieved, as recent ventures in ecological restoration by green- thumbed amateurs and scientists attest.
Sir Thurl is more than a man with an ear for what's going to keep the floor moving — though as his nickname "The Official Party Starter" attests, he is that too.
Bob Formica would be the first to attest to the old cliche -- he built a 20-year career on it.
Wavelength 's clients account for 50 percent of the physicians that have successfully attested to Meaningful Use through Maryland's REC program.
One of Class 1A's most prolific offensive squads dabbles in defense too, as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys' basketball team can now attest.
Chicago does not lack for great trumpeters these days, as recent concerts by the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Chicago Jazz Orchestra attest.
Anyone who's ever built a home can attest that it usually takes a lot longer than expected to complete.
S eeing the world through the lens of dyslexia provides both challenges and opportunities, as the newest inductees into the Liberty School's Dyslexic Hall of Fame can attest.
Rome has a funny way of becoming part of you though, as even tourists and casual visitors can attest.
Audacity is the director's stock in trade, as attested by his "red curtain" trilogy of Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge.
Roger Ailes attests to Fox News's factual perfection.
As anyone who knows her can attest, Fort Worth artist Jo LeMay Rutledge is both blunt and a bit of a wisecracker.

In science:

Theorem 1.1 attests to the notion that the algebras C0 (X, A) appearing in the theorem are well-behaved, yet also indicates how complex the Cuntz semigroup of well-behaved, non-simple C ∗ -algebras may be (as compared to the case with simple, well-behaved C ∗ -algebras).
The Cuntz semigroup of continuous functions into certain simple C*-algebras
First, we note the ease with which the network is induced to oscillate: the probability of obtaining oscillations from random initial conditions is nearly 1 within a range of coupling strengths, and there is a large number of distinct oscillatory attractors as attested by the scatter of periods and the variety of DLs.
Self-Sustaining Oscillations in Complex Networks of Excitable Elements
The epilayer crystalline quality is attested by low full-width-athalf-maximum values in high-resolution X-ray diffraction scans for high-symmetry as well as oblique directions (see Table I).
Ferromagnetism in Co-doped ZnO films grown by molecular beam epitaxy: magnetic, electrical and microstructural studies
The generality of the transverse orientation is directly attested by the image of a ringshape sample (Fig. 1c).
On the magnetization textures in NiPd nanostructures
Motivated by their ubiquity and numerous experimental observations attesting to their functional importance, there has been a characterization of various forms of excitability in terms of the geometry of the phase portrait of dynamical systems .
Transitions in active rotator systems: invariant hyperbolic manifold approach