cosigner
co·sign·er /'kō-ˌsī-nər/ n: cosignatory; esp: a joint signer of a promissory note

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cosigner
index comaker

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


cosigner
n.
One who cosigns a document. See also surety

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


cosigner
A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease, or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for the loan or debt. Many people use cosigners to qualify for a loan or credit card. Landlords may require a cosigner when renting to a student or someone with a poor credit history.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


cosigner
n. One who jointly signs a negotiable instrument with another person to assist the other signer to obtain a loan and, by doing so, assumes full liability for the loan should the other signer ever default on the loan contract. Also called comaker.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


cosigner
An obligor—a person who becomes obligated, under a commercial paper, such as a promissory note or check—by signing the instrument in conjunction with the original obligor, thereby promising to pay it in full.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cosigner
An obligor—a person who becomes obligated, under a commercial paper, such as a promissory note or check—by signing the instrument in conjunction with the original obligor, thereby promising to pay it in full.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • cosigner — [ kosiɲe ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1973; de co et signer ♦ Signer avec d autres (un texte, une œuvre). ● cosigner verbe transitif Signer un texte, une œuvre, avec une ou plusieurs autres personnes. cosigner v. tr. Signer avec une ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cosigner — n. a cosigner for (a cosigner for a promissory note) * * * a cosigner for (a cosigner for a promissory note) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cosigner — A term referring to a person, other than the principal borrower, who signs for a loan. The cosigner( s) assumes equal liability for the loan. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • cosigner — noun Date: circa 1903 cosignatory; especially a joint signer of a promissory note • cosign verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cosigner — /koh suy neuhr, koh suy /, n. 1. a cosignatory. 2. a joint signer of a negotiable instrument, esp. a promissory note. [1900 05; CO + SIGNER] * * * …   Universalium

  • cosigner — noun a) A cosignatory b) A person who accepts joint responsibility for the debt of another …   Wiktionary

  • cosigner — n. joint signer, one who signs a document along with other signers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cosigner — co·sign·er …   English syllables

  • cosigner — co•sign•er [[t]ˈkoʊˌsaɪ nər, koʊˈsaɪ [/t]] n. 1) a cosignatory 2) bus a joint signer of a negotiable instrument, esp. a promissory note • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • cosigner — Person who signs a document or instrument along with another, often assuming obligations and providing credit support to be shared with other obligor(s) …   Black's law dictionary

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