(5 ILCS 312/6-101)
(from Ch. 102, par. 206-101)
(a) "Notarial act" means any act that a notary public of this State is
authorized to perform and includes taking an acknowledgment, administering
an oath or affirmation, taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, and
witnessing or attesting a signature.
(b) "Acknowledgment" means a declaration by a person that the person
has executed an instrument for the purposes stated therein and, if the
instrument is executed in a representative capacity, that the person signed
the instrument with proper authority and executed it as the act of the
person or entity represented and identified therein.
(c) "Verification upon oath or affirmation" means a declaration that a
statement is true made by a person upon oath or affirmation.
(d) "In a representative capacity" means:
(1) for and on behalf of a corporation, partnership,
trust, or other entity, as an authorized officer, agent, partner, trustee, or other representative;
(2) as a public officer, personal representative,
guardian, or other representative, in the capacity recited in the instrument;
(3) as an attorney in fact for a principal; or
(4) in any other capacity as an authorized
representative of another.
(Source: P.A. 84-322