What does notary mean?

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ˈnoʊ tə rino·tary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notary, notary public(noun)

    someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions


  1. notary(Noun)

    A lawyer of noncontentious private civil law who drafts, takes, and records legal instruments for private parties, and provides legal advice, but does not appear in court on clients' behalf.

  2. notary(Noun)

    A notary public, a legal practitioner who prepares, attests to, and certifies documents, witnesses affidavits, and administers oaths.

  3. notary(Noun)

    A lay notary public, who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents, but who is not authorised to practise law.

  4. Origin: From notarie (French: notaire), from notarius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notary(noun)

    one who records in shorthand what is said or done; as, the notary of an ecclesiastical body

  2. Notary(noun)

    a public officer who attests or certifies deeds and other writings, or copies of them, usually under his official seal, to make them authentic, especially in foreign countries. His duties chiefly relate to instruments used in commercial transactions, such as protests of negotiable paper, ship's papers in cases of loss, damage, etc. He is generally called a notary public

  3. Origin: [F. notaire, L. notarius notary (in sense 1), fr. nota mark. See 5th Note.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notary

    nō′ta-ri, n. an officer authorised to certify deeds, contracts, copies of documents, affidavits, &c.—generally called a Notary public—anciently one who took notes or memoranda of others' acts.—adj. Notā′rial.—adv. Notā′rially.—Apostolical notary, the official who despatches the orders of the Pope; Ecclesiastical notary, in the early church, a secretary who recorded the proceedings of councils, &c. [L. notarius.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. notary

    The person legally empowered to attest deeds, protests, or other documents, in order to render them binding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of notary in a Sentence

  1. Republican Rep. Christopher Millis:

    Over 250 of the non-citizens were DACA recipients, and over 70 of the non-citizens were individuals of various non-permanent immigration statuses, including one individual slated for final deportation, the hard evidence our office obtained through legislative request proves that there are over 320 notaries commissioned by the Secretary that did not meet the requirements of state law or the stated requirement on the Secretary’s own notary application.

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