noun, plural no·ta·ries.
Origin of notary
Examples from the Web for notary
He will then hire a car to take the notary public to the prison on the day of the wedding.
Also in on the Davis con were Lydia Eileen Pearce, one of the owners of the Steward-Pearce Mortuary, and notary Barbara Ann Lynn.
"And if it is not, the complaint should be made to the notary, not to us," added the baroness.Pride|Eugne Sue
And tell me, did the notary appear much struck with Cecily when she entered?The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6|Eugne Sue
As the notary who last sold it said: "It will serve as a farm."Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont
The voting is done by ballot, in the presence of the notary (escribano), and the chief of the province, who presides.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
When Jasmin appeared at the office, the notary was not alone; two persons were with him.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for notary
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for notary
Word Origin and History for notary
c.1300, "clerk, secretary," from Old French notarie "scribe, clerk, secretary" (12c.) and directly from Latin notarius "shorthand writer, clerk, secretary," from notare, "to note," from nota "shorthand character, letter, note" (see note (v.)). Meaning "person authorized to attest contracts, etc." is from mid-14c.; especially in notary public (late 15c.), which has the French order of subject-adjective. Related: Notarial.