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“Ascertained” means something is found out with certainty, it is used after the “ascertain” is finished. “Ascertain” means to make certain; to establish with certainty, by the finding and judgment or decree of the court. 

For example: 

  • First, “ascertained” could be used to express that a particular individual that holds a future interest is alive and may be identified. But, the heirs of a person who is still alive are unascertained. 
  • Second, “ascertained” could also be used to express that something has already been established with certainty, the act by which a widow’s share in her deceased husband’s real estate is ascertained and set apart to her.

[Last updated in June of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]