Notary Public Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Notary Public, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Notary Public?

Someone who has power bestowed upon by the state to administer oaths, verify documents and certify as valid and acknowledge signatures, all under his/her seal. Normally the notary publics deals in cases of authenticating the duplicates in the sight of originals by signing and sealing the documents. The documents are generally the official documents and commercial instruments.