Definition of commissioner for oaths in English:

commissioner for oaths


  • A solicitor authorized to administer an oath to a person making an affidavit.

    • ‘Both Licensed Conveyancers and Legal Executives have the powers of a commissioner for oaths.’
    • ‘I'm looking for a commissioner for oaths to witness a few document signings.’
    • ‘Under the Solicitors Order 1976, all solicitors are commissioners for oaths, which means that they can witness official documents other than those prepared by themselves or their opponents in a case.’
    • ‘Some financial institutions may have people on staff who are commissioners for oaths.’
    • ‘Your signature and photograph on this form must be witnessed by a notary public, commissioner for oaths, lawyer or the Canadian Embassy.’
    • ‘Unmarried fathers can be appointed guardian by a court or simply with the agreement of the mother if both sign a declaration to that effect before a commissioner for oaths.’
    • ‘An appointment as commissioner for oaths may be revoked when the person has been found guilty of misrepresentation, fraud, or an offence against the Act, or has made a material misstatement in his or her application for appointment.’
    lawyer, legal representative, legal practitioner, legal executive, notary, notary public, advocate, attorney
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commissioner for oaths