A apostille it’s a commentary what add information to a text, contributing to its interpretation or making a clarification about it. The term derives from scab (a gloss or annotation), whose etymological origin is found in Latin post illa (namely, “After that”).
Apostilles are notes that are included in the margin or at the end of the text. Its purpose is complete or comment on the content. The concept can also be used with respect to observation that is made orally about what is expressed in a speech or a dissertation.
For example: “The game promises to be vibrant as both teams arrive undefeated and sharing the leadership in the standings. And another comment: the captains of the groups starred in a hard dialectical crossing in a recent television program “, “An apostille on what the president said: although it is true that wages grew, they did so below inflation, which implies that people lost purchasing power”, “In the apostilles of his best-known essay, the writer detailed the difficulties he went through in the development of his research”.
It’s also called apostille, or The Hague Apostille, to a method that allows verification of a document and so legalize it within the framework of private international right. This apostille supposes the incorporation of a sheet to the copy of a public document or, in certain cases, the addition of a digital signature. It is worth mentioning that the denomination The Hague Apostille is linked to that, in 1961, this legalization system was accepted in the Hague Conference on Private International Law.