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no·ta·ry

 (nō′tə-rē)
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.]

notary

(ˈnəʊtərɪ)
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

no•ta•ry

(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
Translations

notary

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

notary

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

notary (public)

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

notary

[ˈnəʊtərɪ] n (also notary public) → notaio
References in classic literature ?
As the steward had said, the notary awaited him in the small salon.
Close by here, monsieur," replied the notary -- "a little beyond Passy; a charming situation, in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne.
And you are quite right," said the notary, who feared to lose his fee.
At first there was a great shaking of hands and shuffling of feet, succeeded by the presentation of the nosegay; for a voice, supposed by the listener to be that of Mr Witherden the Notary, was heard to exclaim a great many times, 'oh, delicious
an occasion indeed, ma'am, an occasion which does honour to me, ma'am, honour to me,' rejoined Mr Witherden, the notary.
The notary made a slight inclination of the head, looked at Ginevra with a sly expression, took out his snuff-box, opened it, and slowly inhaled a pinch, as if seeking for the words with which to open his errand; then, while uttering them, he made continual pauses (an oratorical manoeuvre very imperfectly represented by the printer's dash--).
Monsieur," he said, "I am Monsieur Roguin, your daughter's notary, and we have come--my colleague and I--to fulfil the intentions of the law and--put an end to the divisions which--appear--to exist--between yourself and Mademoiselle, your daughter,--on the subject--of--her-- marriage with Monsieur Luigi Porta.
Whereupon one of those that were with him, being (as it seemed) a notary, made an entry of this act.
So he returned; and a while after came the notary to us aboard our ship, holding in his hand a fruit of that country, like an orange, but of colour between orange-tawny and scarlet, which cast a most excellent odour.
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.
The head clerk of a notary in Grenoble heard of these changes.
For several minutes, a young priest had been listening to the reasoning of the Haudriettes and the sentences of the notary.