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noun apos·tille \ə-ˈpäs-təl, a-pə-ˈstēl\
variants: also


Legal Definition of apostille

  1. 1 archaic :  a marginal note

  2. 2 :  a document used in international law that is issued by a government in accordance with the Hague Convention and that certifies that another document has been signed by a notary public

Origin and Etymology of apostille

Middle French, from apostiller to add notes, ultimately from Medieval Latin postilla note, probably from post illa (verba textus) after those (words of the text)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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