• WordNet 3.6
    • n indorsement the act of endorsing "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"
    • n indorsement a signature that validates something "the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement"
    • n indorsement formal and explicit approval "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
    • n indorsement a speech seconding a motion "do I hear a second?"
    • n indorsement a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books) "the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indorsement Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct.
    • Indorsement 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.
    • Indorsement The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indorsement Superscription; a noting of the contents of any paper on its back; a docketing; briefing.
    • n indorsement 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. A memorandum indorsed is more permanently and inseparably connected with the principal document than one made upon another paper and annexed.
    • n indorsement 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. An indorsement may be: in full, mentioning the name of the person in whose favor the indorsement is made;
    • n indorsement The transfer or assurance so manifested.
    • n indorsement Ratification; sanction; approval.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Indorse; cf. Endorsement


In literature:

Let me give you, not fiction but real history, that I may present to you the kind of new woman I indorse.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
Paine's pamphlet, indorsed by Jefferson, was widely read.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
He took this to mean a hearty indorsement of his methods; consequently he followed the same general plan the next year.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
Joris had emphatically indorsed its action.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
A German, resident in New York, has such a remarkably hard name, that he spoils a gross of steel pens indorsing a bill.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
While His Eggslency's course gives me hope, I don't want it to be understood that I am prepared to fully and entirely indorse him.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
His opinion that it is entirely distinct from any other language has been indorsed by Buschmann and other authorities.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
General Scott made an indorsement on the resolution of Congress voting this medal, recommending that it be made in the highest style of art.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
HOLMES, whose high reputation needs no indorsement here.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
Pursed lips, brows wrinkled in thought, and restless anxious eyes indorse the serious aspect of the place.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
The check was indorsed by Anna Carroll, to whom it had been made payable.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The sheriff seems to have proceeded, immediately after the execution, to the clerk's office, and indorsed his return on the warrant.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Brayley had indorsed his work in his consultation with Mr. Crawford.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
The writer has had no practical experience with it, and it need not be understood that he indorses it.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
In 1852, the Democrats, assembled in national conventions at Baltimore, indorsed them in their platform.
"Stephen Arnold Douglas" by William Garrott Brown
It's something about indorsing notes and mortgages and things.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Now, we have indorsed what they agreed to, and promised to obey it, and I for one would like to keep my promise.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
No, I can't take it back; it's indorsed over to you.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
She had indorsed it, and I took it, received the money for it, and brought it to her.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
If that's what you refer to when you speak of his pride, I am fully prepared to indorse it.
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner

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.