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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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Origin of notary public

First recorded in 1490–1500
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notary public

noun plural 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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