- a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate contracts, acknowledge deeds, take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, etc.
Origin of notary public
First recorded in 1490–1500
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Examples from the Web for notary public
Remission in testimony of truth.Juan Soriano, notary-public.
These declarations were subscribed by Robert Park, notary-public.The Mysteries of All Nations
A notary-public signed for all the parties to the deed, none of whom could write their names.Border Raids and Reivers
For this reason the remaining magistracies and offices of notary-public have not been sold.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591
Emma Helen Blair
When the moment arrived, the counters were opened in the presence of a notary-public, and the whole was duly counted and recorded.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
- a public official, usually a solicitor, who is legally authorized to administer oaths, attest and certify certain documents, etc
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