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Subscribing Witness

Function: noun

Definition 1:
A witness who witnesses a person signing by "X" who according to certain state's laws is required to assist in the signing by signing the signer's first or last name in the journal as well as the document while a second subscribing witness would be necessary to sign the other half of the person's name. Subscribing witnesses would only be used when the signer is physically challenged in their ability to sign properly. A subscribing witness could also be used in a "Proof of Execution" to swear that they witnessed another particular person signed a document".

Definition 2:
An executing witness is another name for a subscribing witness who assists in a Proof of Execution to swear that they witnessed a named person sign a document.

Thesaurus / Related Terms
Journal of Notarial Acts
Signature by Mark
Signing by X
Proof of Execution
Executing Witness