Glossary of terms used on this site

There are 12 entries in this glossary.
Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begin with Contains Exact termSounds like

Glossaries

Term Definition
A.D

Anno Domini in the year of the Lord

Acknowledge

To admit the existence or truth of a statement and accept responsibility.

Acknowledgement

A formal declaration before an authorized official (a notary public) by a person signing an  instrument that such execution is his or her free act and deed. The term also refers to the  notary's certificate on the document indicating that it was so acknowledged

Administer

To discharge the duties of an office; to give (as in the giving of an oath).

Affidavit

A written statement of facts made voluntarily and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it before an officer authorized to administer oaths, i.e., a notary public.

Affirm

To make a solemn, formal declaration under the penalty of perjury that certain statements are true. An affirmation is legally equivalent to an oath and may be substituted for an oath when a document requires an oath for its execution, i.e., an affidavit.

Affirmation

To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true. An affirmation replaces "swearing before God".

Affix

To attach or impress the notary seal to a document.

Apostille Certificate

An Apostille Certificate is an official government Certificate issued in terms of the Hague Convention printed or stamped onto the reverse side of a single page document or attached to multiple paged documents with green notary ribbon making it become one inseparable document. It authenticates the seal and or signature of the public official or authority such as a notary or registrar issuing the document

Apostille register

A register in which a Competent Authority records the particulars of each Apostille issued. The Apostille Convention requires each Competent Authority to maintain a register of Apostille's (Art. 7(1).

Attest

To bear witness to or to certify.

Authenticate

To prove or verify as genuine.

UA-1709631-55