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Phonetics: af·fix    \ə-'fiks\

Function: verb

Notaries affix their official seal to notary certificates on notarized documents. One could affix their stamp to an Acknowledgement form or Jurat for example.

Infinitive: to affix

Present Tense: affixed

Past Tense: affixes

Present Continuous: affixing

Past Perfect: affixed

Definition 1:
To secure an object to another. To attach, or add to. In the notary context, affix is typically used when speaking of affixing one's stamp or seal to an instrument. The word instrument is a formal term for a document.

Definition 2:
Affix simply means to stamp something in a notary context. When a notary affixes his or her notary seal to a document, it is important that the stamp's impression is clear, otherwise the document could be rejected if submitted to a county recorder.

Thesaurus / Related Terms
Notary Fee
Seal & Stamp