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What Is ... "Locus Sigilli?"

Some notarial certificates are marked with the initials "L.S." which stands for the Latin phrase "locus sigilli" meaning "location of the seal." This is used to mark the area where the seal is affixed. While an embosser seal can be affixed over the letters, an ink seal should be placed near, but not covering, the "L.S."

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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