testimonium clause

noun
tes·​ti·​mo·​ni·​um clause | \ ˌtes-tə-ˈmō-nē-əm- \

Legal Definition of testimonium clause

: the authenticating clause of an instrument (as a deed) that typically begins “In witness whereof” and furnishes such information as when it was signed and before what witnesses

History and Etymology for testimonium clause

Latin testimonium testimony

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“Testimonium clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/testimonium%20clause. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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