• (British) (written statement) IPA: /ˈdʒʊəɹæt/
    (other senses) IPA: /ˈdʒʊəɹæt/, /ˈʒʊəɹæ/
  • (America) (all senses) IPA: /ˈdʒʊˌɹæt/

jurat (plural jurats)

  1. (legal) A sworn statement concerning where, when, and before whom an oath has been made.
    The affidavit's jurat reads "Sworn this day of __, 20__, before me" and is followed by the notary's signature. Looks like she forgot to fill it in.
  2. (legal, obsolete) A sworn person, particularly:
    1. (legal, historical) A medieval informant: a man sworn to provide information about crimes committed in his neighborhood.
    2. (legal, obsolete) A juror.
    3. A councilman or alderman of the Cinque Ports.
    4. A magistrate of Channel Islands, serving for life, who forms part of the islands' royal court.
      Guernsey and Jersey have twelve jurats each, and Alderney six.
      • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 179:
        The Jurat came of a good old Guernsey family which, in the Middle Ages, always had the sense to fight on the side paid best [...].
    5. (historical) A municipal officer of Bordeaux and certain other French towns.
    6. (historical, in French contexts) A member of any association sworn to do nothing against its internal rules.

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