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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Notary  \No"ta*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Notaries}.  [F.  notaire  L.  notarius 
  notary  (in  sense  1),  fr  nota  mark.  See  5th  {Note}.] 
  1.  One  who  records  in  shorthand  what  is  said  or  done  as  the 
  notary  of  an  ecclesiastical  body. 
 
  2.  (Eng.  &  Am  Law)  A  public  officer  who  attests  or  certifies 
  deeds  and  other  writings,  or  copies  of  them  usually  under 
  his  official  seal,  to  make  them  authentic,  especially  in 
  foreign  countries.  His  duties  chiefly  relate  to 
  instruments  used  in  commercial  transactions,  such  as 
  protests  of  negotiable  paper,  ship's  papers  in  cases  of 
  loss  damage,  etc  He  is  generally  called  a  {notary 
  public}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  notary 
  n  :  someone  legally  empowered  to  witness  signatures  and  certify 
  a  document's  validity  and  to  take  depositions  [syn:  {notary 
  public}] 




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