- 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
Related Words for signatoriesbystander, spectator, observer, eyewitness, testimony, signatory, endorser, name, stamp, trademark, identification, seal, autograph, ink, watcher, onlooker, registrar, witness, scrivener, recorder
Examples from the Web for signatories
Contemporary Examples of signatories
Which may explain why, with less than a week left in its petition drive, FRC had yet to crack 10,000 signatories.What Is ‘Natural Marriage?’
March 27, 2014
Signatories of the most recent letter rose yesterday in objection, for now, at least, to new sanctions.AIPAC's Push To Scuttle Iran Diplomacy
August 1, 2013
An extradition pact assumes that the signatories play by similar rules of justice and have similar values.Putin Toys With Obama as Syria Burns and Snowden Runs Free
July 2, 2013
On June 20, 1999, we published the letter as a full-page ad in The New York Times with 99 Senate signatories.AJC Leaves Out Context Of Hagel Letters
December 20, 2012
It's early days yet, so it has only about 2,000 signatories so far.Self-Deportation, Democrat Style
November 13, 2012
Historical Examples of signatories
If all do not lay down their arms, the signatories cannot help it.The Peace Negotiations
J. D. Kestell
In 1471 he was one of the signatories of the truce with the Duke of Brittany.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury
No presents had been sent to the Missionary to distribute amongst the signatories.The Treaty of Waitangi
T. Lindsay Buick
That is the wish of the authors and the signatories of the memorandum.
The signatories to that address recognized the true significance of this travel.Freedom's Battle
- 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
Word Origin and History for signatories
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.