signature


signature
sig·na·ture n
1 a: the act of signing one's name or of making a mark in lieu thereof
b: the name of a person written with his or her own hand to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his or her wishes or intentions
c: any mark (as initials, stamp, or printed name) made on a document and intended to serve as an indication of the party's execution or authentication of the document and intent to be bound by it see also private signature
2: a distinguishing or identifying mark, feature, or quality; esp: a distinctive method of committing a crime that is characteristic of an offender

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

signature
index call (title), indicant, subscription

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


signature
n.
The act of signing one’s name; one’s name written by one’s own hand, or affixed in some other way such as printing, engraving, stamping, allowing someone else to write one’s name, a mark used instead of a name, etc., as long as the person whose name appears on the document intends it to be placed there to make the document effective.

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


signature
the name of a person written by himself, either in full or by the initials of the forename with the surname in full.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


signature
n. A person's mark or name, handwritten by that person or at the direction of the person for purposes of authentication of a document. It may also be a facsimile signature, affixed by a special machine at the owner's order, or a unique digital code that is necessary for e-commerce.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


signature
A mark or sign made by an individual on an instrument or document to signify knowledge, approval, acceptance, or obligation.

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


signature
A mark or sign made by an individual on an instrument or document to signify knowledge, approval, acceptance, or obligation.

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  • signature — [sig′nə chər] n. [LL signatura < L signare: see SIGNATORY] 1. a person s name written by that person; also, a representation of this in a mark, stamp, deputy s handwriting, etc. 2. the act of signing one s name 3. an identifying characteristic …   English World dictionary

  • Signature — Sig na*ture, n. [F. (cf. It. signatura, segnatura, Sp. & LL. signatura), from L. signare, signatum. See {Sign}, v. t.] 1. A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal. [1913 Webster] The brain, being well furnished with various traces,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signature — ► NOUN 1) a person s name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification or authorization. 2) the action of signing something. 3) a distinctive product or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified. 4) Music a key… …   English terms dictionary

  • Signature — Sig na*ture, v. t. To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signature — 1530s, a kind of document in Scottish law, from M.Fr. signature (16c.), from M.L. signatura sign, in classical L. the matrix of a seal, from signatus, pp. of signare to mark, sign (see SIGN (Cf. sign)). Meaning one s own name written in one s own …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Signature — A signature (from Latin signare , sign ) is a handwritten (and sometimes stylized) depiction of someone s name, nickname or even a simple X that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a… …   Wikipedia