notary public
noun (plural notaries public or notary publics) Etymology: Middle English notary clerk, notary public, from Latin notarius clerk, secretary, from notarius of shorthand, from nota note, shorthand character Date: 15th century a public officer who attests or certifies writings (as a deed) to make them authentic and takes affidavits, depositions, and protests of negotiable paper — called also notary

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  • notary public — no·ta·ry public / nō tə rē / n pl no·ta·ries public or notary publics [Latin notarius stenographer, from nota note, shorthand character]: a public officer who certifies and attests to the authenticity of writings (as deeds) and takes affidavits,… …   Law dictionary

  • notary public — 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… …   English dictionary

  • notary public — UK US noun [C] (plural notaries public) (also notary (plural notaries)) ► LAW a type of lawyer who has the legal authority to see that documents are correctly signed or that they are true copies, and to make these documents official or legal:… …   Financial and business terms

  • notary public — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notary public — n. pl. notaries public or notary publics an official authorized to certify or attest documents, take depositions and affidavits, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Notary public — An embossed foil Notary Seal from the State of New York. A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non contentious matters usually concerned with estates,… …   Wikipedia

  • notary public — notaras statusas Aprobuotas sritis civilinė teisė ir procesas apibrėžtis Valstybės įgaliotas asmuo, kuriam Lietuvos Respublikos notariato įstatyme nustatyta teisė įtvirtinti neginčijamas fizinių ir juridinių asmenų subjektines teises ir… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • notary public — noun someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document s validity and to take depositions • Syn: ↑notary • Derivationally related forms: ↑notarize (for: ↑notary) • Topics: ↑law, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • notary public — An officer whose duty is to attest the genuineness of deeds or writings in order to render them available as evidence of the facts therein contained, 39 Am J1st Notary § 2, and who is authorized by statute to administer various oaths. 39 Am J1st… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • notary public — pl. notaries public. a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate contracts, acknowledge deeds, take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, etc. [1490 1500] * * * …   Universalium

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