The Pennsylvania Department of State provides sample documents using notary language on its website for acknowledgements, oaths, depositions, affidavits and certificates. Before each example, the website provides a brief definition for each document type.
Notary language requires specific fields, including county, date and a notary's signature in a specific format to uphold legal standards. The notary language of an acknowledgement is required to affirm that the person who presents the document to the notary is the signer of the document. Notary language on an oath is to legally validate a statement or intent to perform duties as a part of public office. Depositions are statements made by witnesses for legal proceedings during which they are absent. Affidavits are sworn statements, and certificates are assurances that the document is an original.