The signature of witnesses to the making of a will or deed. Under the Wills Act 1837 as amended the testator must sign or acknowledge his signature (see acknowledgment) in the presence of two witnesses who must both be present at the same time and who must each sign (attest) in the testator's presence. The signature of each party to a deed must be attested by one witness. See also execution of will.
Subjects: Law — Business and Management.