notary public definition by Webster's New World
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an official authorized to certify or attest documents, take depositions and affidavits, etc.
notary public definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. notaries public notaries public Abbr. NPThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A person legally empowered to witness and certify the validity of documents and to take affidavits and depositions.
notary public - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A public official who administers oaths and who certifies signatures and copies of documents.
notary public - Legal Definition
An individual who performs the public functions of witnessing signatures, administering oaths, and comparing documents in order to attest to the validity of copies.