jurat

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin iūrātus ‎(sworn [man]) or iūrātum ‎([that which is] sworn), from Latin iūrō ‎(I swear an oath). As a medieval office, via French jurat, via Occitan juré.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) (written statement): IPA(key): /ˈdʒʊərat/
    (other senses): IPA(key): /ˈdʒʊərat/, /ˈʒʊəra/
  • (US) (all senses): IPA(key): /ˈdʒʊˌræt/

Noun[edit]

jurat ‎(plural jurats)

  1. (law) 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. (law, obsolete) A sworn person, particularly:
    1. (law, historical) A medieval informant: a man sworn to provide information about crimes committed in his neighborhood.
    2. (law, 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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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "jurat, n.1" and "jurat, n.2". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1901.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

jurat m ‎(plural jurats)

  1. jury
  2. juror
  3. panel of judges
  4. judge

Verb[edit]

jurat m ‎(feminine jurada, masculine plural jurats, feminine plural jurades)

  1. past participle of jurar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Old Provençal jurat, from Medieval Latin iūrātus, noun use of the perfect passive participle of Latin iūrō ‎(swear or take an oath) (compare French juré).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jurat m ‎(plural jurats)

  1. A sworn man, particularly:
    1. (historical) A municipal officer of Bordeaux and certain other French towns prior to the French Revolution.
    2. (historical) A medieval court officer.
    3. (historical) A member of any association sworn to do nothing against its internal rules.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

jūrat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of jūrō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of jura. Corresponds to Latin iūrātus. Noun sense partly based on French juré.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jurat ‎(past participle of jura)

  1. vowed, swore

Noun[edit]

jurat m ‎(plural jurați)

  1. juror, member of a jury

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