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[noh-tuh-rahyz] /ˈnoʊ təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), notarized, notarizing.
to certify (a document, contract, etc.) or cause to become certified through a notary public.
Also, especially British, notarise.
1925-30; notar(y) + -ize
Related forms
notarization, noun
renotarize, verb (used with object), renotarized, renotarizing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for notarized
  • They would need the digital equivalent of contracts and notarized statements.
  • If you are not the parent, you require a notarized affidavit from the parents approving the application.
  • Minors traveling without both parents always should carry a notarized form from the absent parent giving permission for the trip.
  • If one parent is unable to attend, that parent must submit a notarized statement of consent.
  • The notarized application must be signed under the penalties of perjury and before a notary public.
  • Fill out forms and have them notarized or witnessed by court clerk.
  • Graduates of a foreign occupational therapy programs must submit notarized copies of their transcripts.
  • If the personal representative is the only signature, the form must be notarized.
  • We also need a notarized request from the bride and groom stating that they both want to amend the marriage license.
British Dictionary definitions for notarized


(transitive) to attest to or authenticate (a document, contract, etc), as a notary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for notarized



1935, from notary + -ize. Related: Notarized; notarizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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