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October 17, 2013

Jurat Wording Step by Step

Jurat Wording

Wording for Jurat Notarizations can vary from state to state. The main thing to understand in Jurat wording is that it states that the signer appeared before the notary, signed the document before the notary, and swore under oath before the notary.

Additionally, Jurat wording or Jurat verbiage will indicate the date of the notarial act or transaction as well as a venue which indicates the state and county where the notarial act took place!

You can typically use out of state Jurat verbiage so long as the wording is not substantially different from the Jurat wording in your state.

A Jurat form could have room for a hand written statement which the signer swears to under Oath. Or, you can attach a Jurat certificate to a document which is being notarized and stamp the certificate instead of the actual document.

Signers are typically asked to raise their right hand and swear under oath during a Jurat notarization. The notary will ask an Oath question using his/her/its own choice of wording. The signer is asked to give a clear oral affirmation to that question.

Jurats are the 2nd most common type of Notary act, Acknowledgments being the 1st most common.

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  1. “Signers are typically asked to raise their right hand and swear under oath during a Jurat notarization.”

    This sentence implies that all signers share one mutual right hand, rather than each signer having his own individual right hand. It should read either “SIGNERS are typically asked to raise their right HANDS and swear under oath during a Jurat notarization.” or “A SIGNER IS typically asked to raise HIS right hand and swear under oath during a Jurat notarization.”

    “The notary will ask an Oath question using his/her/its own choice of wording.”

    This sentence implies that a Notary can be of the neuter gender, which statement is false. A Notary is either male or female, so grammatically the noun “Notary” is of common gender. The rules of English grammar state that, when the gender of the noun is common, it takes a masculine pronoun. The sentence should read “The notary will ask an Oath question using HIS own choice of wording.”

    Comment by Clifton Palmer McLendon — October 18, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

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