no·​tar·​i·​al nō-ˈter-ē-əl How to pronounce notarial (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a notary public
: done or executed by a notary public
notarially adverb

Examples of notarial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No slave sale could be entirely legal in Louisiana unless it was recorded in a notarial act, and nearly all of the city’s dozen or so notaries could be conveniently found within a block of two of Hewlett’s Exchange. Joshua D. Rothman, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Apr. 2021 Transactions are handled by a lawyer who performs notarial duties, Mr. Blandon Argeñal said. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, 13 May 2020 On June 2, according to notarial records available online, the foundation board approved a revision of the deed to give Gevers single-signature access to its bank accounts and safe-deposit boxes. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, WIRED, 18 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of notarial was in the 15th century

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“Notarial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


no·​tar·​i·​al nō-ˈtar-ē-əl How to pronounce notarial (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a notary public
also : done, executed, framed, or taken by a notary public
notarial documents
notarially adverb
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