A person authorized by state law to perform various tasks that require an objective third party. Examples include taking an oath, certifying documents, and vouching for the authenticity of signatures.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A licensed public officer who administers oaths, certifies documents, and performs other specified functions. Notaries public are usually licensed through the Secretary of State's office in the state where the notary lives. A notary public's signature and seal is required to authenticate the signatures on many legal documents.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm