attestation

noun

at·​tes·​ta·​tion ˌa-ˌte-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce attestation (audio)
ˌa-tə-ˈstā-
plural attestations
1
: an act or instance of attesting something: such as
a
: a proving of the existence of something through evidence
… a complete and formal attestation of your innocence.Edward Bulwer-Lytton
b
: an official verification of something as true or authentic
the notary's attestation of the will
2
: the proof or evidence by which something (such as the usage of a word) is attested
the earliest attestation of the term in print

Examples of attestation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some companies, including mine, provide a single platform for businesses, with insights on pressing risks that also enhance operational efficiencies and simplify employee-facing tasks such as onboarding, policy attestation and training. Sean Thompson, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 The experience must involve applying skills in accounting, attestation, compilation, consulting, financial advisory, management advisory, and tax. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 The process of obtaining a signature is also known as attestation. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 25 Aug. 2023 The appeals court rejected that argument, finding that the attestation requirement agreed upon by Apple and the plaintiffs was a reasonable compromise. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 8 Jan. 2024 The Education Department pushed its initial end-of-month deadline for completing the attestation to Feb. 11, spokesperson Rick Medina said, after several superintendents asked for an extension to first discuss the statements with their principals. The Arizona Republic, 12 Jan. 2024 Look for their security attestations, penetration testing results and trust centers. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Tether’s latest attestation shows the firm ended 2022 with $67 billion in consolidated total assets and $66 billion in consolidated total liabilities. Vicky Ge Huang, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 Tether reported the profit as part of its latest attestation, conducted by accounting firm BDO Italia. Vicky Ge Huang, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of attestation was in 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Attestation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attestation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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