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  • Kendra Marroquin

Ever wonder where the title "NOTARY PUBLIC" originated from?

Well...wonder no more as I enlighten you on the subject!

The term "notary public" has roots dating back to ancient Rome. The word "notarius" in Latin referred to a scribe or clerk who recorded official documents.

Over time, the role evolved to include individuals authorized by the state to certify and authenticate legal documents, administer oaths, and witness signatures.

The modern concept of a notary public emerged during the Middle Ages in Europe, where notaries played a crucial role in legal and administrative affairs.

The title "notary public" reflects the notary's public function, serving as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents and ensuring their authenticity and legality.

Today, notaries public continue to uphold these responsibilities, albeit with varying powers and duties depending on the jurisdiction.

There you have it folks! Feeling smarter already, aren't you. You are welcome!



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