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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.

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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