notary-public

notary public

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.

Origin:
1490–1500

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notary public
 
n , pl 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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