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.
- non·sig·na·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·sig·na·to·ries.
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How to use signatory in a sentence
A few other signatories—Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Turkey, and Yemen—haven’t completely ratified the treaty.The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What does that mean? | Rahul Rao | January 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
The journalist, who was among the signatories, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the group hasn’t designated an official spokesperson.Voice of America journalists demand resignation of news agency’s top leadership | Paul Farhi | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Two law school deans who signed it and spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the discussions said that some of the signatories wanted to issue a stronger statement.157 law deans denounce attempted insurrection and effort to decertify election — but don’t name names | Valerie Strauss | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
All of the EU’s 27 member states are being invited to sign the joint declaration, but for now the signatories include Germany, France, Greece, Belgium, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, and Romania.Using pandemic recovery funds, Europe moves to build up its semiconductor industry | David Meyer | December 7, 2020 | Fortune
Since then, Mozilla has been tracking whether the signatories have followed through on their promises.Mozilla takes aim at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey | Danielle Abril | October 20, 2020 | Fortune
The Iranian signatory to any final deal must be representative of all Iranians.
An inveterate networker, he managed to get Tennessee Williams as the chief signatory on one letter-writing campaign.
The signatory Powers are obliged to notify the treaty to others and to invite them to accede thereto (article 16).
But this Convention likewise has not yet been ratified by all the signatory Powers.
The Commission consists of all the consuls of the signatory Powers in Egypt.
But future experience must decide whether the signatory Powers will in practice always act according to this distinction.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
On the signatory Powers no obligation whatever to submit any difference to arbitration is imposed.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for signatory
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
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