Part of speech: noun

An officer who is empowered to administer oaths, take depositions, etc.

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Usage examples "notary":

  1. From first to last I mentioned no name, but at the end I asked: " Now, can you tell me the name of the notary in that case?" - "Strange True Stories of Louisiana", George Washington Cable.
  2. It had a seal on it showing he was a genuine notary public, though from back in Iowa somewhere. - "Ma Pettengill", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. She had got some people coming to dinner that evening, some cousins from Blois a notary and his wife. - "The Fat and the Thin", Emile Zola.