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notary (public)noun [C]

 us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ər·i (ˈpʌb·lɪk)/ (plural notaries (public)) law
an ​official who has the ​legalauthority to say that ​documents are ​correctlysigned or ​truthful
notarize
verb [T]  us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬əˌrɑɪz/
law Do these ​signatures have to be notarized?
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notary publicnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural notaries public) (also notary (plural notaries))
LAW a ​type of ​lawyer who has the ​legalauthority to see that ​documents are correctly ​signed or that they are ​truecopies, and to make these ​documentsofficial or ​legal: The completed ​form must be taken to a notary ​publicprior to being ​signed. Statelawrequires that the notary who affixes the ​seal must ​witness the ​person making the ​application.
(Definition of notary public from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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