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paraph

[par-uh f, puh-raf] /ˈpær əf, pəˈræf/
noun
1.
a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English paraf < Italian parafo or Middle French paraphe paragraph mark (by syncope; see paragraph)
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paraph

/ˈpærəf/
noun
1.
a flourish after a signature, originally to prevent forgery
Word Origin
C14: via French from Medieval Latin paraphus, variant of paragraphusparagraph
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