no·​ta·​ri·​za·​tion ˌnō-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce notarization (audio)
: the act, process, or an instance of notarizing
: the notarial certificate appended to a document

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Remote online notarization, an ability to get documents legally notarized completely online, is another important digitization trend. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2023 In Georgia, state Rep. Joseph Gullett, a Republican, has sponsored two bills that would legalize remote online notarization. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2022 California lawmakers have been working to hammer out legislation that would allow remote online notarization. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2022 This resulted in the advancement of things like real estate and lender websites, apps and other e-closing technologies, including remote online notarization (RON). Phil King, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The final steps can then take place via remote online notarization or an in-person closing, cutting down on the amount of time spent during the actual signing meeting. Phil King, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Print and fill out a hard copy of the complaint form, which requires notarization before submission. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 Orders that made certain business transactions easier also are expiring, including orders allowing remote notarization, witnessing and electronic signing of legal documents. Pamela Wood,, 13 Aug. 2021 Many states have enacted laws allowing for virtual notarization particularly during the pandemic. Christine Fletcher, Forbes, 8 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of notarization was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Notarization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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