al·​longe a-ˈlōⁿzh How to pronounce allonge (audio)

Word History


French, literally, lengthening

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allonge was in 1848

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“Allonge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


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

Note: 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.


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

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