Jurat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jurat A person under oath; specifically, an officer of the nature of an alderman, in certain municipal corporations in England.
    • Jurat (Law) The memorandum or certificate at the end of an asffidavit, or a bill or answer in chancery, showing when, before whom, and (in English practice), where, it was sworn or affirmed.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jurat A sworn officer; a magistrate; a member of a permanent jury. The word is now chiefly used as a title of office in the Channel Islands, where the jurats are judges and legislators chosen for life, Jersey and Guernsey having twelve each, and Alderney six.
    • n jurat In law, the official memorandum subscribed at the end of an affidavit, showing the time when and the person before whom it was sworn.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jurat jōō′rat the official memorandum at the end of an affidavit, showing the time when and the person before whom it was sworn.
    • n Jurat jōō′rat a sworn officer, as a magistrate.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. F. jurat, fr. L. juratus, sworn, p. p., of jurare, to swear. See Jury (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Here were also all the Jurates of the town of Dover come to give my Lord a visit, and after dinner all went away.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660" by Samuel Pepys
Nay, he had already consulted with brother jurats.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
It had belonged to a jurat of repute, who parted with it to Mattingley not long before he died.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
Histoire Naturelle du Jurat et de ses Environs.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Mr. Brock, who was essentially assisted in this business by Mr. James Carey, jurat, succeeded in both these objects.
"The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock" by Ferdinand Brock Tupper
Jurats were municipal executive officers in Aragon.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
In 1834 he returned to his country, and attended the sittings of the Diet, at Presburg, as Jurat.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
The murderers wore red bonnets supplied by one of the "jurats" or aldermen of the city.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The corporation, which was prescriptive, was entitled the mayor, jurats and commonalty of Folkestone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
The corporation was prescriptive, and a hallmote held in 1293 was attended by a mayor and twelve jurats.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
***

In news:

It is OK for you to describe the differences between acknowledgments and jurats.
However, a signer does need to always sign a document requiring a jurat in the Notary's presence.
The custodian 's signature is then notarized on the written declaration using jurat wording.
In essence, a copy certification by document custodian is an affidavit signed and sworn to by the custodian with a jurat as the notarization.
Courts Invalidate Mechanics Liens Executed With Acknowledgments vs Jurats.
What Is The Required Wording In A Jurat Signature Line.
Within the Notary jurat wording, there is a signature line, underneath which it says "Name," and then underneath that it says "Notary Public, State of.
What Is The Correct Language For A Jurat Oath Or Affirmation.
When notarizing a jurat , what is the correct verbal wording I should use for the oath or affirmation.
The appropriate verbal wording for an oath for a jurat is as follows.
Photo & story by Chris Annino Born during the fall of communism in Vilnius, Lithuania, Justina Waller immigrated to America when she was very young with her parents John and Jurate Waller .
***