allonge

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allonge. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

allonge

noun
: 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.

Etymology

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

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