from The Century Dictionary.
- To place something on the back of; burden; load.
- To write one's name, or some brief remark, statement, or memorandum, on the back of (a paper or document), as in assigning, or guaranteeing the payment of, a note or bill of exchange, or in briefing or docketing legal papers, invoices, etc.: as, the bill was indorsed to the bank; he was looking for a friend to indorse his note; a letter indorsed “London, 1868”: loosely used of writing added upon any part of a document.
- To sanction; ratify; approve: as, to
indorsea statement or the opinions of another.
- In heraldry, to place back to back.
- noun In heraldry, a bearing like the pale, but of one fourth its width.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To cover the back of; to load or burden.
- transitive verb To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
- transitive verb (Law & Com.) To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a note, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.).
- transitive verb To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve.
- transitive verb to write one's name on the back of a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the holder.
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- verb UK, India, rare Alternative form of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb give support or one's approval to
- verb sign as evidence of legal transfer
- verb guarantee as meeting a certain standard
- verb be behind; approve of
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Here he suddenly halted, turned his hawk's eye on Mac and said: "Why, sir, here's the word indorse misspelled.
By some henidical process — henidical, by the way is a favorite word of mine which nobody understands — by some henidical process you persuade yourself that you believe in the competitive system and the survival of the strong, and at the same time you indorse with might and main all sorts of measures to shear the strength from the strong.
We indorse the platform of the socialist party, and accept it as the declaration of principles of our organization.
I forgot to indorse the Bill untill after it was gone, and so made a botch of it.
John Edwards and the other supers can end this race if they indorse Obama and not wait on Hillary to get money and her act together.
They intimidate and threaten Superdelegates if they indorse Obama, they will feel the Clinton raft if they do so.
My motive for withholding it from the coroner's inquiry is that a man of science shrinks from placing himself in the public position of seeming to indorse a popular superstition.
He is stating merely that the chambers indisputably exist and that there is clearly some division of opinion about what their function was - that he has not investigated sufficiently to enable him to indorse either position an agnostic view on an ancillary matter of evidence and not relevant to the issue of whether a holocaust occurred.
“By no means necessary,” answered Bindloose, “the bill is quite right; but it is usual to indorse, sir.”
Why would anyone think the SR would indorse Goldmark?