[ sig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈsɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


having signed, or joined in signing, a document: the signatory powers to a treaty.

noun, plural sig·na·to·ries.

a signer, or one of the signers, of a document: France and Holland were among the signatories of the treaty.

Origin of signatory

1640–50, in earlier sense “used in affixing seals”; 1860–65 for def 2; < Latin signātōrius of, belonging to sealing, equivalent to signā(re) to mark, seal (see sign) + -tōrius -tory1


non·sig·na·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·sig·na·to·ries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for signatories

/ (ˈsɪɡnətərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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

Word Origin for signatory

C17: from Latin signātōrius concerning sealing, from signāre to seal, from signum a mark
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