What does the word notary mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Emile Zola