- A unique marking used by a notary public on a document, usually including a date, identification of involved parties, seal, and other necessary elements
- The action of enhancing a document with a unique mark or signature
- The notary public is required to provide a paraph on all legal documents she validates.
- The act of paraphing is commanded by many legal jurisdictions to ensure the authenticity of documents.
- It is mandatory for the document to have a paraph for it to be valid in court.