from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thing that serves to bear witness, confirm or authenticate.
- n. A confirmation or authentication.
- n. The process, performed by accountants or auditors, of providing independent opinion on published financial and other business information of a business, public agency, or other organization.
- n. An appearance in print or otherwise recorded on a permanent medium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of attesting; a declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence; testimony.
- n. The administration of an oath, as to a military recruit. See attest, 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of bearing witness
- n. the evidence by which something is attested
While remote attestation is obviously useful, the current TCG approach to attestation is flawed.
Because the attestation is "remote", others with whom you interact should be able to tell, too.
Remote attestation is the most significant and the most revolutionary of the four major feature groups described by Microsoft.
As, however, this testimony has been publicly called in question, though not until eight months after her death, we obtained through the kindness of the Baroness Paul de Ralli, a friend of Lady Burton at Trieste, the following written attestation from the priest who attended Sir Richard
The Baroness Paul de Ralli, who procured the above attestation from the priest, sent it in the first instance to Cardinal Vaughan, together with the following letter:
She had assured me that she had taken the sacrament in attestation of her innocence of all criminality; that assurance and other circumstances induced me to believe her innocent of the last offence; but of the impropriety of her conduct and total disregard of outward appearance, by which alone society can form its opinion, no one who moved in our circles could doubt.
If we don’t accept that example because of the (subtle) difference in meaning, the next attestation is in 1867.
Wouldn't it be useful to record centrally the notion of attestation?
Do they think that federations also need the notion of attestation?
Sometimes you just stumble across it like one of the princes of Serendip: an example is selling candidates like soap, which never had a demonstrable printed "attestation".