Definition of notary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtəri//
(pl. notaries) (specialist notary public (notaries public)) People in law, Legal documents
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a person, especially a lawyer, with official authority to be a witness when somebody signs a document and to make this document valid in law See related entries: People in law, Legal documents Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘clerk or secretary’): from Latin notarius ‘secretary’, from nota ‘mark’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: notary