apostille

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

Legal Definition of apostille

1 archaic : a marginal note
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

History and Etymology for 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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“Apostille.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/apostille. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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