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 Your cosigner will be equally financially responsible for your student loans. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Furthermore, even when these programs are offered and a discharge is granted, the cosigner may still be responsible for repaying the student loan, even if the borrower is released from their obligation. Adam S. Minsky, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Apply for a private student loan with a creditworthy cosigner to increase the odds of approval and to reduce the interest rate. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 By contrast, cosigners of the letter in favor of diversity statements were evenly split between men and women, and about 80% were white. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 14 Jan. 2020 The agreement was secured by four cosigners, three of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a previous court filing by his defense. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2019 The rate and the amount available to borrow will depend on factors such as the borrower’s credit history, the credit quality of the cosigner if there is one, and the school’s cost. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2018 These kinds of loans usually require a cosigner—often the parent—because most college-age students don’t have the necessary credit history to obtain a loan on their own. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 8 July 2018 Not only that, if the borrower has a cosigner on the loan, he or she could also be negatively affected. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2018

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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 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cosigner

: a person who signs an official document (such as a loan, contract, or law) with another person : a person who cosigns something


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

Legal Definition of cosigner

: cosignatory especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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