notary public definition

  • noun:
    • people legally empowered to witness and approve the legitimacy of papers and to take affidavits and depositions.
    • an officer who are able to provide oaths and statutory declarations, experience and authenticate documents and perform specific various other acts differing from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
    • some one legitimately empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and also to just take depositions

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