- having signed, or joined in signing, a document: the signatory powers to a treaty.
- a signer, or one of the signers, of a document: France and Holland were among the signatories of the treaty.
Origin of signatory
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Further, this declaration was not to be binding in case of a war in which a non-signatory was or became a belligerent.America's Munitions 1917-1918
- a person who has signed a document such as a treaty or contract or an organization, state, etc, on whose behalf such a document has been signed
- having signed a document, treaty, etc
C17: from Latin signātōrius concerning sealing, from signāre to seal, from signum a mark
Word Origin and History for non-signatory
1640s, "used in sealing," from Latin signatorius "of sealing," from signatus, past participle of signare "to sign" (see sign (v.)). Noun sense of "one who signs" (a treaty, etc.) first recorded 1866.
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