Attestation

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Definition of 'Attestation'


The act of witnessing the signing of a document and then also signing it to verify that it was properly signed by those bound by its contents.

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Investopedia explains 'Attestation'


Ideally the person acting as the witness to the signing of a document is an independent third party. Most often people will attest for a will or power of attorney.

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