Definition of jurat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʊərat/


1chiefly historical A person who has taken an oath or who performs a duty on oath, e.g. a juror.
Example sentences
  • On one occasion it was declared impossible to proceed with co-option of a jurat replacement because the community had not been forewarned to attend that particular meeting.
  • Pilton and Adams were again elected jurats in 1456, and offered no resistance on this occasion.
  • One of John's sons, Thomas de Couteshale, was prominent in the next generation, as jurat for most of 1369-96 and three times mayor, but otherwise the family slipped into obscurity.
1.1(In the Channel Islands) a magistrate or other public official.
Example sentences
  • As the office of Jurat is unpaid, they could not have held it unless they had attained some degree of wealth.
  • The Magistrate's Court is presided over by a Magistrate or a Jurat as an Assistant Magistrate.
2A statement on an affidavit of when, where, and before whom it was sworn.
Example sentences
  • The jurat to this affidavit was not properly completed.
  • After the trial judge had disposed of the motion on November 29, 2001 relating to the date on the jurat, the defendant entered a plea of not guilty to both counts.
  • In this case, an information failed to include in the jurat the date of swearing, and the place of swearing was changed without being initialed.


Late Middle English: based on Latin juratus 'sworn', past participle of Latin jurare.

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