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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: notarius 'writer of documents, secretary', from nota 'note, shorthand character'; NOTE1

notary

noun
     
Related topics: Law
no‧ta‧ry also notary public plural notaries [countable]
SCL someone, especially a lawyer, who has the legal power to make a signed statement or document official

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