endorsement

[en-dawrs-muhnt]
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:
1540–50; endorse + -ment; compare Anglo-French endorsement

nonendorsement, noun
preendorsement, noun
reendorsement, noun
reindorsement, noun
subendorsement, noun
superendorsement, noun
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endorsement or indorsement (ɪnˈdɔːsmənt)
 
n
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
 
indorsement or indorsement
 
n

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endorsement
1540s, from endorse + -ment.
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Example sentences
If you don't like their work, don't offer an endorsement.
The Economist will make its own endorsement next week.
This article is a book review, not an absolute endorsement.
In the meantime, he enjoys the drama of having the candidate mention products
  in hopes of gaining an endorsement.
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