From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Verification \Ver`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. v['e]rification.]
   1. The act of verifying, or the state of being verified;
      confirmation; authentication.
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   2. (Law)
      (a) Confirmation by evidence.
      (b) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea.
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   Verification of an equation (Math.), the operation of
      testing the equation of a problem, to see whether it
      expresses truly the conditions of the problem. --Davies &
      Peck. (Math. Dict.)
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