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cosigner

[koh-sahy-ner, koh-sahy-] /ˈkoʊˌsaɪ nər, koʊˈsaɪ-/
noun
1.
a cosignatory.
2.
a joint signer of a negotiable instrument, especially a promissory note.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; co- + signer
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Examples from the web for cosigner
  • One important thing is that while you are searching for a education loan you may find that you will need a cosigner.
  • Prohibits a bank from misrepresenting the nature and extent of a cosigner's liability.
  • The cosigner notice should be in the same language as the agreement to which it applies.
  • In some instances, a cosigner may be needed to obtain a student loan.
  • If you are a cosigner or endorser, include the borrower's account number.
  • If you cannot get credit on your own, you can ask a relative or friend with a good credit history to act as your cosigner.
  • The cosigner does not own the property with the primary borrower.
  • Both the borrower and the cosigner are responsible for the loan.
  • Get credit without a cosigner, if you meet the creditor's standards.
  • If the credit applicant does not repay the loan, the cosigner will be legally responsible for doing so.
Word Origin and History for cosigner
n.

also co-signer, 1946, agent noun from cosign; earlier in this sense was cosignatory (1865).

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