no·​ta·​ri·​za·​tion | \ ˌnō-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce notarization (audio) \

Definition of notarization

1 : the act, process, or an instance of notarizing
2 : the notarial certificate appended to a document

Examples of notarization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several states—Alaska, Alabama, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota—require notarization of mail-in ballots, don’t make online registration available, or have limited voting hours. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Making mail-in voting free is a quick way to raise voter turnout," 23 Sep. 2020 The pandemic has moved all but half a dozen states to allow remote, digital notarization, lifting a barrier to making the process all-electronic. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "First he took energy trading and the NYSE electronic. Now Jeff Sprecher of ICE shares his plans to digitize your mortgage," 2 Sep. 2020 With the roll out of macOS Catalina, notarization became a requirement for all apps. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "The accidental notary: Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs," 2 Sep. 2020 Lee also signed executive orders Friday to extend provisions that allow electronic government meetings, remote notarization and witnessing of documents, and providing for live broadcasts of electronic meetings. Vivian Jones, Washington Examiner, "Governor extends state of emergency in Tennessee for third time," 31 Aug. 2020 Reed also notes that he's started seeing Mac malware like adware evolve to get around notarization. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS," 31 Aug. 2020 Remote notarization Notarization of signatures by notaries under supervision of licensed attorneys can take place through video-conferencing as if the participants were present in person. al, "Suspending the rules: coronavirus prompted state to cut back on regulations," 5 July 2020 An executive order allows virtual notarization through the August primary. USA TODAY, "Unwanted masks, homeless count, pork processor cleared: News from around our 50 states," 25 June 2020 Mail ballot signature requirements vary by state, as some require a witness signature or notarization in addition to the voter’s signature. Rachel Glickhouse, ProPublica, "Electionland 2020: June Super Tuesday, Trump’s Voter Registration, Election Bills and More," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of notarization

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Oct 2020

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“Notarization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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