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/ ɛnˈdɔrs /
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verb (used with object), en·dorsed, en·dors·ing.Also indorse (for defs. 1-6).


Heraldry. a narrow pale, about one quarter the usual width and usually repeated several times.



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Origin of endorse

First recorded in 1350–1400; variant (with en- for in- ) of earlier indorse, from Medieval Latin indorsāre “to endorse,” equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + -dorsāre, derivative of dorsum “back”; replacing endoss, Middle English endossen, from Old French endosser, equivalent to en- en-1 + -dosser, derivative of dos, from Latin dorsum
approve, endorse
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British Dictionary definitions for endorse



/ (ɪnˈdɔːs) /

verb (tr)

to give approval or sanction to
to sign (one's name) on the back of (a cheque, etc) to specify oneself as payee
  1. to sign the back of (a negotiable document) to transfer ownership of the rights to a specified payee
  2. to specify (a designated sum) as transferable to another as payee
to write (a qualifying comment, recommendation, etc) on the back of a document
to sign (a document), as when confirming receipt of payment
mainly British to record (a conviction) on (a driving licence)
endorsable or indorsable, adjectiveendorser, endorsor, indorser or indorsor, noun
C16: from Old French endosser to put on the back, from en- 1 + dos back, from Latin dorsum
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