Definition of Notary public
1. Noun. Someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official
Derivative terms: Notarize
Definition of Notary public
1. Noun. an officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. ¹
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Literary usage of Notary public
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The strict words of the paragraph of the Constitution just quoted prohibit the appointment of more than one commissioned notary public for each militia ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"We are not now ah]<; to find any statute giving such authority to a notary public in regard to the matter in wbich the oath was taken in the present case, ..."
3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"... affirmations, or acknowledgments may be hereafter also taken or made by or before any notary public duly appointed in any State or Territory, and, ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"question is, whether the notary public, whose commission is from the State, was, at the respective dates of the oaths taken by Curtis, authorized by the ..."
5. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn (1842)
"A notary public (or actuary) that writes the acts of court, HU office in ought not only to be chosen by the judge, but approved also I'l'.n^rso'i'i? by each ..."
6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1891)
"334- A notary public is not a magistrate within the meaning of a policy of ... Where the plaintiff held a commission as notary public in the parish of ..."
7. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1843)
"... and be otherwise entitled to be admitted a Public Notary, Public Notary or his Partner as an Attorney, Solicitor, or Proctor Notary by reason of his ..."