endorsement

noun en·dorse·ment \ in-ˈdȯr-smənt , en- \
variants: or less commonly indorsement play \in-ˈdȯr-smənt\
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of endorsement

1 : the act or process of endorsing
2 a : something that is written in the process of endorsing
b : a provision added to an insurance contract altering its scope or application
3 : sanction, approval
  • went ahead without the endorsement of his boss
4 : money earned from a product recommendation
  • made millions in salary and endorsements

Examples of endorsement in a Sentence

  1. The newspaper has announced its political endorsements.

  2. We're pleased that the project has received your endorsement.

  3. Without official endorsement, the project cannot proceed.

  4. Many retired athletes are able to make a lot of money by doing product endorsements.

  5. The bank requires that someone witness the endorsement of the check.

  6. We need your endorsement before we can cash this check.

  7. the endorsement of a license

  8. receive an endorsement for speeding

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First Known Use of endorsement

1547


ENDORSEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

endorsement

noun

Definition of endorsement for English Language Learners

  • : a public or official statement of support or approval

  • : the act of publicly saying that you like or use a product or service in exchange for money

  • : the act or result of writing your name on the back of a check


Law Dictionary

endorsement

noun en·dorse·ment
variants: also indorsement

legal Definition of endorsement

1 : the act or process of endorsing
2 : an inscription (as a signature or notation) on a document or instrument; especially : an inscription usually on the back of a negotiable instrument that transfers or guarantees the instrument
blank endorsement
: an endorsement (as a signature) of a negotiable instrument that does not name a transferee and that makes the instrument payable to bearer called also endorsement in blank
qualified endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “without recourse”) that limit or qualify the endorser's liability
restrictive endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “for deposit only”) that limit the further negotiation of the instrument
Note: A restrictive endorsement does not prevent further negotiation of the instrument under the Uniform Commercial Code.
special endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “Pay to Jane Doe”) that make the instrument payable to a specified person
3 : a provision added to an insurance policy that alters its coverage
  • a theft endorsement


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