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A pliersā€like device, that when squeezed together with paper between the jaws, makes raised areas and indentations on paper. Used as a protection device.


Putting documents, property, or funds in the hands of an independent third party. Place in trust.

ex officio

B y virtue of the characteristics inherent in the holding of a particular office without the need of specific authorisation or appointment

Execute a document

To perform all formalities necessary to make a document fully effective; often a matter of signing, but may require delivery or other elements.


The act of generating a public document. This will generally involve drafting the document, and having it signed by the issuing official and/or sealed or stamped by the issuing authority. The execution of a public document is governed by the law that applies in the territory where the document is executed.