allonge

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

Definition of allonge

First Known Use of allonge

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allonge

French, literally, lengthening

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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 Jan. 2021.

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allonge

noun
al·​longe | \ ə-ˈlänj, a-ˈlȯⁿzh How to pronounce allonge (audio) \

Legal Definition of allonge

: 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.

History and Etymology for allonge

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

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