notary publicnotary public
nounpl. notaries public or notary publics
nounpl. notaries public Abbr. NP
(plural notaries public or notary publics)
Anglo-Norman/Law French, on model of notaire publique, hence the unusual order of adjective following noun, instead of idiomatic English *public notary. Compare attorney general, court martial, fee simple, secretary general, surgeon general.
notary public - Legal Definition