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notary public

noun, plural notaries public.
a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate contracts, acknowledge deeds, take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, etc.
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First recorded in 1490-1500 Unabridged
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notary public

noun (pl) notaries public
a public official, usually a solicitor, who is legally authorized to administer oaths, attest and certify certain documents, etc
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