cosigner

noun

co·​sign·​er ˈkō-ˌsī-nər How to pronounce cosigner (audio)
: cosignatory
especially : a joint signer of a promissory note
cosign 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 Edwards wrote that his grandparents, the cosigners on his student loans, recently passed away. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 3 Nov. 2023 Among graduate borrowers, 66% took out a loan with a cosigner. Rebecca Safier, wsj.com, 14 Oct. 2023 There's an exception in cases when a person is just a cosigner and, therefore, not listed as an owner of the vehicle. Ashley Donohoe, Car and Driver, 28 Aug. 2023 Having a cosigner with a high income and credit score can also help improve your loan terms. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 28 Aug. 2023 They were required to put up their Palo Alto home as collateral, with two other cosigners—the dean emeritus of Stanford Law School and a senior research scientist at Stanford—agreeing to two additional bonds totaling $700,000. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 14 Aug. 2023 This could help reduce your interest rate if the cosigner has an excellent credit score. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 17 July 2023 Congressman George Santos tells me his bond cosigners are two family members: his aunt, Elma Santos Preven & his father Gercino Dos Santos. Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani, The New Republic, 22 June 2023 Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images A lawyer for Rep. George Santos (R., N.Y.) said Friday that the cosigners of the congressman’s $500,000 bond in his fraud case are family members, an apparent effort to quell speculation surrounding their identities without revealing their names. James Fanelli, WSJ, 9 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cosigner was circa 1903

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“Cosigner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosigner. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

cosigner

noun
co·​sign·​er ˈkō-ˌsī-nər How to pronounce cosigner (audio)
: cosignatory
especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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