co·​sign·​er | \ ˈkō-ˌsī-nər How to pronounce cosigner (audio) \

Definition of cosigner

: cosignatory especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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cosign \ ˈkō-​ˌsīn How to pronounce cosigner (audio) \ verb

Examples of cosigner in a Sentence

Both senators are cosigners of the bill. My mother agreed to be a cosigner on my car loan.
Recent Examples on the Web If you can’t get approved on your own, apply with a qualified cosigner who can help you get approved and get a lower interest rate. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Plus, 90% of private loans end up having a cosigner - simply because the primary borrower (i.e. the student) doesn’t have the credit to get approved by themselves. Robert Farrington, Forbes, 8 June 2022 The interest rates on a private student loan are based on the credit scores of the borrower and cosigner. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 The oldest members of Gen Z turned 12 the same year that the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 introduced stricter eligibility rules, such as proof of income or requiring a cosigner. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The man gave the officer the name of the cosigner for the GMC. John Benson, cleveland, 1 Mar. 2022 Creek held stewardship of the car for a solid 32 years before it was acquired by the cosigner in 2014. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 Jan. 2022 Courts have ruled that bail bonds contracts with a cosigner that didn’t follow those laws are null and void, and most of these contracts have cosigners. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 28 Oct. 2021 Obtaining a suitable cosigner is often the most significant impediment to renting. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cosigner

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cosigner was circa 1903

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“Cosigner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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co·​sign·​er | \ ˈkō-ˌsī-nər How to pronounce cosigner (audio) \

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: cosignatory especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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