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Anglo-Norman/Law French , on model of notaire publique, hence the unusual order of adjective following now, instead of idiomatic English *public notary. Compare attorney general, court martial, fee simple, secretary general, surgeon general.
- IPA: ˈnəʊtəri ˈpʌblɪk
Nounnotary public (plural notaries public or notary publics)
- an officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.