apostille

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Apostille.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/apostille. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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