[ uh-luhnj; French a-lawnzh ]
/ əˈlʌndʒ; French aˈlɔ̃ʒ /
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noun, plural al·long·es [uh-luhn-jiz; French a-lawnzh]. /əˈlʌn dʒɪz; French aˈlɔ̃ʒ/. Law.
a paper annexed to a negotiable instrument, for endorsements too numerous or lengthy to be contained in the original.
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Origin of allonge
1860–65; <French: lengthening; see lunge1
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Definition for allonge (2 of 2)
[ French a-lawn-zhey ]
/ French a lɔ̃ˈʒeɪ /
performed with the body and one arm stretched forward: an arabesque allongé.
Origin of allongé
1660–70; <French: literally, extended, lengthened, past participle of allonger
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Example sentences from the Web for allonge
At the touche--touche I touched him in two places at the same allonge, and threw his foil from him several feet.
En tout cas je vais clore cette lettre, qui s'est allonge malgr moi.Notes of a Son and Brother|Henry James