Definition of apostille in English:

apostille

noun

  • A legal certification that makes a document from one country valid in another (provided that both are signatories to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents)

    • ‘she'll need the divorce decree or death certificate for her former spouse, translated into Spanish with an apostille’

Pronunciation

apostille

/əˈpästl/ /əˈpɑstl/ /ˈapəstēl/ /ˈæpəstil/

Origin

French, ‘marginal note’, from Latin appositum ‘placed, added’ or post illa ‘after those (words)’.