Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
testarito bear witness: cf. F.
To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine;
attestthe truth of a writing, a copy of record
Facts . . .
attestedby particular pagan authors.
To give proof of; to manifest;
as, the ruins of Palmyra.
attestits ancient magnificence
To call to witness; to invoke.
The sacred streams which Heaven’s imperial state
Attestsin oaths, and fears to violate.
Witness; testimony; attestation.
attestof eyes and ears.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To bear witness; to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; to make a solemn declaration in words or writing, to support a fact; appropriately used the affirmation of persons in their official capacity; as, to attest the truth of a writing; to attest a copy of record. Persons also attest writings by subscribing their names.
2.To bear witness, or support the truth of a fact, by other evidence than words; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
3.To call to witness; to invoke as conscious.
The sacred streams which heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.