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allonge

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noun al·longe \a-ˈlōⁿzh\

Definition of allonge

  1. :  rider 2a



Origin and Etymology of allonge

French, literally, lengthening


First Known Use: circa 1859


Law Dictionary

allonge

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noun al·longe \ə-ˈlänj, a-ˈlȯⁿzh\

Legal Definition of allonge

  1. :  a paper attached to an instrument to provide space for additional endorsements :  rider



Additional Notes on allonge

Under Uniform Commercial Code section 3-204(a), an allonge must be so firmly affixed to the instrument that it becomes part of it in order for the endorsements to be valid. Endorsements on an allonge are considered invalid if there is still room on the instrument for endorsements.

Origin and Etymology of allonge

French, literally, something that lengthens, from Old French alonge, from alongier to make long, ultimately from Latin longus long


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