notary seal. 1. The imprint or embossment made by a notary public’s seal. [Cases: Notaries 8. C.J.S. Notaries § 8.] 2. A device, usu. a stamp or embosser, that makes an imprint on a notarized document. — Also termed notarial seal.

embossed seal. 1. A notary seal that is impressed onto a document, raising the impression above the surface. • An embossed seal clearly identifies the original document because the seal is only faintly reproducible. For this reason, this type of seal is required in some states and on some documents notarized for federal purposes. [Cases: Notaries 8. C.J.S. Notaries § 8.] 2. The embossment made by this seal.

rubber-stamp seal. 1. In most states, a notary public’s official seal, which is ink-stamped onto

documents and is therefore photographically reproducible. • It typically includes the notary’s name, the state seal, the words “Notary Public,” the name of the county where the notary’s bond is filed, and the expiration date of the notary’s commission. [Cases: Notaries 8. C.J.S. Notaries § 8.] 2.

The imprint made by this seal.

[Blacks Law 8th]