"apostille" -- does the OED2 need an augmented definition?

Benjamin Lukoff benjamin at LUKOFF.US
Thu Apr 10 06:43:27 UTC 2014

The definition you give from the Massachusetts secretary of state's office
is the only one I knew until today.

> From:    "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: "apostille" -- does the OED2 need an augmented definition?
> OED2 has for "apostil | apostille, n." the following definition:  "A
> marginal note, comment, or annotation."
> I am being required to obtain an apostille for a notarized legal
> document going outside the U.S.  The office of the Secretary of the
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides the following definition:
> "An Apostille is a document ... that verifies the authenticity of the
> signature on [a] document; the capacity in which the person signing
> the document acted; and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to
> the document. The Apostille is a specific form of authentication for
> countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961."
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