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n. pl. no·ta·ries
A notary public.

[Middle English notarie, from Old French notaire, notarie, from Latin notārius, relating to shorthand, shorthand writer, from nota, mark; see note.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Law) a notary public
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a clerk licensed to prepare legal documents
3. archaic a clerk or secretary
[C14: from Latin notārius clerk, from nota a mark, note]
notarial adj
noˈtarially adv
ˈnotaryship n


(ˈnoʊ tə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
2. Obs. a clerk or secretary.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin notārius clerk = not(āre) to note, mark + -ārius -ary]
no′ta•ry•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.notary - someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositionsnotary - someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office


[ˈnəʊtərɪ] N (also notary public) → notario/a m/f


[ˈnəʊtəri] n (also notary public) → notaire m

notary (public)

nNotar(in) m(f); attested by (a) notarynotariell beglaubigt


[ˈnəʊtərɪ] n (also notary public) → notaio
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The very same day the occupants of the apartments on the fifth floor of the house, now become the property of Dantes, were duly informed by the notary who had arranged the necessary transfer of deeds, etc.
Gilles Godin, the notary at the Châtelet, took fright at the Flemings and their procession, and overturned Master Philippe Avrillot, lay monk of the Célestins.
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Whereupon one of those that were with him, being (as it seemed) a notary, made an entry of this act.
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The justice of the peace died just as our second prosperous epoch began, and luckily for us, his successor had formerly been a notary in Grenoble who had lost most of his fortune by a bad speculation, though enough of it yet remained to cause him to be looked upon in the village as a wealthy man.
After long negotiations over the legal details, the money was at last ready to be paid; but the notary, a most obliging person, could not hand over the order, because it must have the signature of the president, and the president, though he had not given over his duties to a deputy, was at the elections.
This being regularly attested by a notary, and a procuration affixed, he directed me to send it, with a letter of his writing, to a merchant of his acquaintance at the place; and then proposed my staying with him till an account came of the return.
Eugene, bringing them to the table, sat down as clerk or notary.