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sign manual

noun, plural signs manual.
a personal signature, especially that of a sovereign or official on a public document.
Origin of sign manual
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Treasury could sign manual checks that have not been approved and that are for inappropriate purposes.
  • Managers who sign manual refunds are restricted from having these command codes in their personal profiles.
British Dictionary definitions for sign manual

sign manual

(law) a person's signature in his own hand, esp that of a sovereign on an official document
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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