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notary public

noun

, plural notaries public.
  1. a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate contracts, acknowledge deeds, take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, etc.


notary public

noun

  1. a public official, usually a solicitor, who is legally authorized to administer oaths, attest and certify certain documents, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of notary public1

First recorded in 1490–1500
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Example Sentences

I am starting my own side business, and I also obtained my commission to be a notary public.

He will then hire a car to take the notary public to the prison on the day of the wedding.

He then made a point of registering the title with a local notary public on March 28.

Persons eighteen years of age are eligible to the office of notary public.

The deed had been got ready; and Thyrsis drove to the farm, and carried off the farmer and his wife to the nearest notary-public.

Billy Clagget put out his shingle as notary public, and Gus Oliver put out his as probate judge.

Three justices of the peace declined to entertain suit against the bank and no notary public would protest the bills.

The transfer of the property was made under the seal of a notary public at the county seat, and the money was promptly paid.

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