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Greffier vs. Notary

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Greffiernoun

(obsolete) A registrar or recorder; a notary.

Notarynoun

A lawyer of noncontentious private civil law who drafts, takes, and records legal instruments for private parties, and provides legal advice, but does not appear in court on his or her clients' behalf.

Greffiernoun

A registrar or recorder; a notary.

Notarynoun

(common law) A public notary, a legal practitioner who prepares, attests to, and certifies documents, witnesses affidavits, and administers oaths.

Greffier

A Greffier is the clerk to a legislature or a court in some countries where French is, or used to be, the language of the legal system.The word Greffe refers to the records kept by the Greffier or the department of government under the Greffier's management.

Notarynoun

A notary public, a public officer who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents, but who is not authorised to practise law.

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Notarynoun

One who records in shorthand what is said or done; as, the notary of an ecclesiastical body.

Notarynoun

A public officer who attests or certifies deeds and other writings, or copies of them, usually under his official seal, to make them authentic, especially in foreign countries. His duties chiefly relate to instruments used in commercial transactions, such as protests of negotiable paper, ship's papers in cases of loss, damage, etc. He is generally called a notary public.

Notarynoun

someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions

Notary

A notary is a person authorised to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems.The Worshipful Company of Scriveners use an old English term for a notary, and are an association of notaries practising in central London since 1373.

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