from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Superscription; a noting of the contents of any paper on its back; a docketing; briefing.
- noun In law, an incidental or subsidiary writing upon the back of a paper, writing, or other document, to the contents of which it relates or pertains.
- noun More specifically In commercial law: The signature of the payee of a note, bill, or check, or that of a third person, written on the back of the note or bill in evidence of his transfer of it, or of his assuring its payment, or both.
- noun The transfer or assurance so manifested.
- noun Ratification; sanction; approval.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument.
- noun That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of, payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing, usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is assigned and transferred.
- noun Sanction, support, or approval.
- noun See under
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- noun Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of endorsing
- noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
- noun formal and explicit approval
- noun a signature that validates something
- noun a speech seconding a motion
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If the only officer present with a command decides to try the charges as summary court-martial, no indorsement is required.
Although the indorsement is usually completed on all copies of the charge sheet, only the original need be signed.
In such a case, the original indorsement is lined out and initialed.
If your indorsement is the first, write it about two inches from the top of the back; if it is not the first indorsement, write immediately under the last indorsement.
The holder may at any time strike out any indorsement which is not necessary to his title.
The throat-rumble arose in the great room, and man nodded to man with indorsement and certitude.
"We'll work till we dry up and blow away, mother an 'me," he added; and Mrs. Mugridge nodded her head in vigorous indorsement.
Almost got me back with the reform bill indorsement, but frankly, I no longer trust them to do what's best for the senior citizens of the US.
It's amazing how important an indorsement becomes to these Hillary supporters when it's for Hillary, but suddenly becomes trivial when it's for Obama.
What about John McCain accepting the indorsement of that bigot Hagee, who thinks in his demented mind that God caused Katrina to punish people in New Orleans.