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Phonetics: af·fix \ə-'fiks\
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
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: Thesaurus / Related Terms
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.
Seal & Stamp