[ noh-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈnoʊ tə ri /

noun, plural no·ta·ries.


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Origin of notary

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin notārius clerk, equivalent to not(āre) to note, mark + -ārius -ary


no·ta·ry·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for notary

/ (ˈnəʊtərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a notary public
(formerly) a clerk licensed to prepare legal documents
archaic a clerk or secretary

Derived forms of notary

notarial (nəʊˈtɛərɪəl), adjectivenotarially, adverbnotaryship, noun

Word Origin for notary

C14: from Latin notārius clerk, from nota a mark, note
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