Hotline Tip: What Does 'SS' Mean On A Notarial Certificate?

What does the “SS” I see on some notarial certificate wording mean? For example:

State of ________

County of ________ (SS)

W.J., Nashville, Tennessee

The “SS” stands for the Latin term “scilicet” which means "in particular" or "namely" and simply indicates where the venue information on a certificate is located. You do not have mark anything or fill in any additional information on the “SS” designation itself. Completing the areas marked "State of ________" and "County of _________" with the location where the notarization takes place is where you enter the necessary information for the venue portion of certificate wording.


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