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notary

[noh-tuh-ree] /ˈnoʊ tə ri/
noun, plural notaries.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Latin notārius clerk, equivalent to not(āre) to note, mark + -ārius -ary
Related forms
notaryship, noun
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notary

/ˈnəʊtərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a notary public
2.
(formerly) a clerk licensed to prepare legal documents
3.
(archaic) a clerk or secretary
Derived Forms
notarial (nəʊˈtɛərɪəl) adjective
notarially, adverb
notaryship, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin notārius clerk, from nota a mark, note
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Word Origin and History for notary-ship
notary
c.1300, "clerk, secretary," from O.Fr. notarie, from L. notarius "shorthand writer, clerk, secretary," from notare, "to note," from nota "shorthand character, letter, note" (see note). Meaning "person authorized to attest contracts, etc." is from 1340; esp. in notary public (1494), which has the Fr. order of subject-adj.
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