notary public guide

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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A DECLARATION BEFORE A NOTARY THAT THE SIGNATURE ON THE DOCUMENT IS THAT OF THE PERSON SIGNING AND THAT HE HAS SIGNED THE DOCUMENT AS HIS OWN FREE ACT AND DEED
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AFFIANT
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THE PERSON SWEARING TO OR AFFIRMING THE TRUTH OF THE STATEMENTS IN THE AFFIDAVIT
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AFFIDAVIT
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A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF FACTS, THE TRUTH OF WHICH IS SWORN TO OR AFFIRMED BY AN AFFIANT BEFORE A NOTARY. THE BODY OF THE AFFIDAVIT FIRST IDENTIFIES THE AFFIANT AS AN ADULT HAVING PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INFORMATION AND THEN RECITES THE FACTS. A SIGNATURE LINE FOR THE AFFIANT IS FOLLOWED BY THE NOTARYS JURAT.
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AFFIRMATION
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A SOLEMN DECLARATION BEFORE NOTARY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED PUBLIC OFFICER PROMISING TO STATE THE TRUTH OR PERFORM CERTAIN ACTS, BUT NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPEAL TO GOD
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CERTIFICATE
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THE CERTIFICATION BY THE NOTARY THAT THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON EXECUTING THE DOCUMENT HAS BEEN VERIFIED, THAT PERSON HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE SIGNATURE AS HIS OWN AND HE WILLING SIGNED THE DOCUMENT.
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DEPONENT
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THE WITNESS PROVIDING THE DEPOSITION
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DEPOSITION
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THE WRITTEN RECORD OF THE TESTIMONY OF A WITNESS TAKEN BY A NOTARY
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JURAT
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AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF THE PERSON TAKING THE OATH OR AFFIRMATION EVIDENCING THE WRITING WAS SWORN TO BY THE PERSON WHO SIGNED IT.
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NOTARY PUBLIC (NOTARY)
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A PUBLIC OFFICER APPOINTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE OF OHIO WITH POWER WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF OHIO TO ADMINISTER OATHS AND DEPOSITIONS, CERTIFY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND MAKE, RECEIVE AND RECORD NOTARIAL PROTESTS.
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OATH
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A SOLEMN DECLARATION BEFORE A NOTARY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED PUBLIC OFFICER PROMISING TO STATE THE TRUTH OR PERFORM CERTAIN ACTS, ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPEAL TO GOD
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PROTEST
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A FORMAL DECLARATION EXECUTED BY A NOTARY THAT HE PRESENTED A PROMISSORY NOTE OR BILL OF EXCHANGE TO A PERSON FOR ACCEPTANCE OR PAYMENT AND THAT SUCH PERSON REFUSED THE ITEM PRESENTED.
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SS
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THE LETTERS ON A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE OR JURAT THAT INDICATE VENUE, OR WHERE THE NOTARIAL ACT WAS PERFORMED. (FROM THE LATIN SCILICET, MEANING \”IN PARTICULAR.\”)
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SUBPOENA
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A WRITTEN ORDER COMMANDING A PERSON TO APPEAR AT A LEGAL PROCEEDING TO TESTIFY.
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SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM
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A WRITTEN ORDER COMMANDING A PERSON TO APPEAR AT A LEGAL PROCEEDING TO TESTIFY AND TO BRING ANY WRITING OR OTHER EVIDENCE REQUESTED.
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oath (oath)
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do you solemnly swear that the statements in the affidavit are true so help you god?
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affirmation oath
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do you solemnly affirm that the statements in the affidavit are true under penalty of the law of perjury?
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acknowledgement oath
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do you acknowledge that the signature on the instrument before you is yours and that it is of your own free act and deed?

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