notarization

noun
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

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The event is part of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, and the free legal services include preparation and notarization of wills, durable powers of attorney for property management, and advance health care directives. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Free legal help with wills, estate documents Saturday for first responders," 3 Sep. 2019 Adam Pase, co-founder and chief operating officer of Notarize, says five states currently authorize remote notarization: Virginia, Texas, Nevada, Ohio and Montana. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "Mortgage Closings Just Took a Big Step Into the Digital Age," 9 Aug. 2017 In the end, only 3,642 people returned notarized mail-in ballots to the Jackson County Circuit Court, and 136 of those were rejected, mostly because of improper notarization. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Voters approve new taxing district for Kansas City streetcar expansion," 4 Aug. 2017 The notarization is a state law requirement, and ballots are notarized free of charge by any public notary. Lynn Horsley, kansascity.com, "KC streetcar expansion ballots mailed to voters within district, due back by Aug. 1," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of notarization

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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