[adjective uhn-der-sahynd, uhn-der-sahynd; noun uhn-der-sahynd]


being the one or ones whose signature appears at the end of a letter or document: All of the undersigned persons are bound by the contract.
signed at the bottom or end of, as a writing: The undersigned names guarantee the good faith of the statement.


the undersigned, the person or persons signing a letter or document.

Origin of undersigned

First recorded in 1635–45; under- + sign + -ed2


[uhn-der-sahyn, uhn-der-sahyn]

verb (used with object)

to sign one's name under or at the end of (a letter or document); affix one's signature to.

Origin of undersign

First recorded in 1570–80; under- + sign
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Related Words for undersigned

signer, subscriber, petitioner, endorser, signatory

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British Dictionary definitions for undersigned



the undersigned the person or persons who have signed at the foot of a document, statement, etc


having signed one's name at the foot of a document, statement, etc
(of a document) signed at the foot
signed at the foot of a document
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Word Origin and History for undersigned



1570s, from under + sign (v.). Related: Undersigned; undersigning.

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