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endorsement

[en-dawrs-muh nt] /ɛnˈdɔrs mənt/
noun
1.
approval or sanction:
The program for supporting the arts won the government's endorsement.
2.
the placing of one's signature, instructions, etc., on a document.
3.
the signature, instructions, etc., placed on the reverse of a commercial document, for the purpose of assigning the interest therein to another.
4.
a clause under which the stated coverage of an insurance policy may be altered.
Also, indorsement.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; endorse + -ment; compare Anglo-French endorsement
Related forms
nonendorsement, noun
preendorsement, noun
reendorsement, noun
reindorsement, noun
subendorsement, noun
superendorsement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indorsement

endorsement

/ɪnˈdɔːsmənt/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of endorsing
2.
something that endorses, such as a signature or qualifying comment
3.
approval or support
4.
a record of a motoring offence on a driving licence
5.
(insurance) a clause in or amendment to an insurance policy allowing for alteration of coverage
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Word Origin and History for indorsement
n.

endorsement

n.

1540s, from endorse + -ment. Earlier endosement (early 15c.).

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