indorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v indorse sign as evidence of legal transfer "endorse cheques"
    • v indorse guarantee as meeting a certain standard "certified grade AAA meat"
    • v indorse be behind; approve of "He plumped for the Labor Party","I backed Kennedy in 1960"
    • v indorse give support or one's approval to "I'll second that motion","I can't back this plan","endorse a new project"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indorse To cover the back of; to load or burden. "Elephants indorsed with towers."
    • Indorse To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.
    • Indorse (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.).
    • Indorse To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indorse To place something on the back of; burden; load.
    • indorse 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.
    • indorse To sanction; ratify; approve: as, to indorse a statement or the opinions of another.
    • indorse In heraldry, to place back to back.
    • n indorse In heraldry, a bearing like the pale, but of one fourth its width. It may be borne in any part of the field, and is commonly charged one indorse on each side of the pale. It is often considered a subordinary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Indorse to write one's name on the back of: to assign by writing on the back of: to give one's sanction to: to lay on the back, to load
    • Indorse . See Endorse.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. indorsare,. See Endorse

Usage

In literature:

Indorsed on the note was the idea, and our hero had often passed that expression through his mind.
"Now or Never" by Oliver Optic
Many physicians and surgeons, who are supposed to be trained in scientific methods of thought, will indorse what she says.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The world has indorsed his great popularity with the heart, as much as with the brain.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
I want your check, indorsed by David.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
Giddings, Joshua R., his position on power of Congress over slavery not indorsed by Adams, 263.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
You should indorse every check you deposit, even though it be payable to bearer.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The band is playing "Yankee Doodle," and the boys break into an occasional cheer by way of indorsement.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
If Mabel knew, she would be the first one to indorse what I have just said.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Do not indorse wrong end up; the top of the back is the left end of the face.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
You surely will indorse that, Miss Warne, as far as you are concerned?
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
Here is a program for the coming generation which would be indorsed by a very large part of the democrats of the past.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
As his final act Colonel Cook, the chairman of the standing committee of sixty, indorsed the resolution adopted.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
This is the great stumbling-block in our way to the indorsement of Mr. Moody and such men.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Reedy indorsed Jim Crill's check, and stuck it in his vest pocket.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
We can't sell them without the owner's indorsement.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
Without chance of national success, this ticket was received with strong expression of indorsement.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Indorsement of essay, 298.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
This view is now indorsed by some of the most prominent abolitionists.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
By violating the rights of property, it has indorsed the worst doctrines of Socialism.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
It is as harmless as water, and has been indorsed by the most scientific men of the day.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
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In news:

In addition to simplifying the vessel documentation procedures, cer-;ain regulations are eliminated, ^ow, it will be possible to renew indorsements at any port of docunentation and not just in the home >ort.
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