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What is a Jurat?

A notary jurat is a type of notarial act where a notary public certifies that a person has taken an oath or made an affirmation before them. The notary jurat is a written statement that is attached to a document, such as an affidavit or a deposition, which includes the notary's signature, seal, and other identifying information.

In a notary jurat, the notary public certifies that the person who signed the document appeared before them, was sworn or affirmed, and acknowledged that the statements contained in the document are true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. The notary jurat also includes a statement that the notary public administered the oath or affirmation and verified the identity of the person who signed the document.

Notary jurats are commonly used for legal documents such as affidavits, depositions, and witness statements. The specific language and format of a notary jurat may vary by state or jurisdiction, so it's important to check with the notary or the appropriate authority to ensure that the jurat meets the legal requirements of the jurisdiction where the document will be used.

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