notary
noun see notary public

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • notary — index notary public Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 notary …   Law dictionary

  • notary — UK [ˈnəʊtərɪ] / US [ˈnoʊtərɪ] or notary public UK / US noun [countable] Word forms notary : singular notary plural notaries Word forms notary public : singular notary public plural notaries public legal someone who has the legal authority to make …   English dictionary

  • Notary — No ta*ry, n.; pl. {Notaries}. [F. notaire, L. notarius notary (in sense 1), fr. nota mark. See 5th {Note}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who records in shorthand what is said or done; as, the notary of an ecclesiastical body. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notary — no‧ta‧ry [ˈnəʊtəri ǁ ˈnoʊ ] noun notaries PLURALFORM also notary public notaries public PLURALFORM [countable] LAW JOBS someone such as a lawyer with the legal power to notarize a document …   Financial and business terms

  • notary — (n.) c.1300, clerk, secretary, from O.Fr. notarie scribe, clerk, secretary (12c.) and directly from L. notarius shorthand writer, clerk, secretary, from notare, to note, from nota shorthand character, letter, note (see NOTE (Cf. note) (v.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • notary — [n] notary public certifier, commissioner for oaths, court clerk, endorser, public official, recorder, registrar, scrivener, signatory, witness; concepts 355,423 …   New thesaurus

  • notary — (in full notary public) ► NOUN (pl. notaries) ▪ a person authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, etc. DERIVATIVES notarial adjective. ORIGIN Latin notarius secretary …   English terms dictionary

  • notary — [nōt′ə rē] n. pl. notaries [ME notarye < OFr notaire < L notarius < notare, to NOTE] short for NOTARY PUBLIC …   English World dictionary

  • notary — notaryship, n. /noh teuh ree/, n., pl. notaries. See notary public. [1275 1325; ME < L notarius clerk, equiv. to not(are) to NOTE, mark + arius ARY] * * * or notary public Public officer who certifies and attests to the authenticity of writings… …   Universalium

  • Notary — A notary is a lawyer or person with legal training who is licensed by the state to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems. Most… …   Wikipedia

  • Notary — Also called a notary public, this state appointed official witnesses important document signings and verifies the identities of the signers to help deter fraud and identity theft. A notarized document will contain the seal and signature of the… …   Investment dictionary

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