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Maître (spelled Maitre according to post-1990 spelling rules) is a commonly used honorific for lawyers, judicial officers and notaries in France, Belgium, Switzerland and French-speaking parts of Canada.[1] It is often written in its abbreviated form Me or plural Mes in Belgian French and Canadian English.

The origin of the honorific Maître is from the civil law tradition, and still widely used in France.

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  1. ^ "Notaries Act, CQLR c N-3, s 19".