Associations to the word «Notary»


NOTARY, noun. (legal) (especially civil law) 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.
NOTARY, noun. (common law) A notary public, a legal practitioner who prepares, attests to, and certifies documents, witnesses affidavits, and administers oaths.
NOTARY, noun. (legal) (Canada) (US) A lay notary public, who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents, but who is not authorised to practise law.
NOTARY PUBLIC, noun. An officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Dictionary definition

NOTARY, noun. Someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions.

Wise words

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