the undersigned

undersigned

[adj. uhn-der-sahynd, uhn-der-sahynd; n. uhn-der-sahynd]
adjective
1.
being the one or ones whose signature appears at the end of a letter or document: All of the undersigned persons are bound by the contract.
2.
signed at the bottom or end of, as a writing: The undersigned names guarantee the good faith of the statement.
noun
3.
the undersigned, the person or persons signing a letter or document.

Origin:
1635–45; under- + sign + -ed2

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undersigned (ˈʌndəˌsaɪnd)
 
n
1.  the undersigned the person or persons who have signed at the foot of a document, statement, etc
 
adj
2.  having signed one's name at the foot of a document, statement, etc
3.  (of a document) signed at the foot
4.  signed at the foot of a document

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undersign
1580, from under + sign (v.).
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