endorsement

noun
en·​dorse·​ment | \ in-ˈdȯr-smənt How to pronounce endorsement (audio) , en-\
variants: or less commonly indorsement \ in-​ˈdȯr-​smənt How to pronounce indorsement (audio) \

Definition of endorsement

1 : the act or process of endorsing
2a : 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

The newspaper has announced its political endorsements. We're pleased that the project has received your endorsement. Without official endorsement, the project cannot proceed. Many retired athletes are able to make a lot of money by doing product endorsements. The bank requires that someone witness the endorsement of the check. We need your endorsement before we can cash this check. the endorsement of a license receive an endorsement for speeding
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She's given her full endorsement, helped fundraise, and even spoke publicly about her friend. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "So, Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton Have Quietly Been BFFs for Years," 5 Apr. 2019 When Kim Kardashian West modeled the bottle of her first KKW Body fragrance on her own famous figure, critics were frustrated with its seeming endorsement of unrealistic beauty ideals. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "The 10 Most Groundbreaking Beauty Campaigns of 2018," 22 Dec. 2018 What’s different about this study, though, is its NASA endorsement, and that its design is initiated within a framework of a wider multinational effort. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "NASA’s Return to the Moon Could Include a Reusable Lunar Lander," 23 Oct. 2018 Controversial investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is still listed as sitting on the conference’s advisory board — even as other Silicon Valley members like media mogul Arianna Huffington have pulled their endorsement. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "On the eve of the Saudi economic summit, we’re about to see just how damaged they are in Silicon Valley," 23 Oct. 2018 The president is riding a winning streak with his endorsements. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Trump, at ND rally, says keeping Senate in GOP hands 'the most important thing' after Kennedy retirement," 2 Oct. 2018 That's one of the issues that The Sacramento Bee editorial board asked about in its endorsement interviews with the major gubernatorial candidates. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "What about the Central Valley? Candidates share their thoughts on the California divide," 31 May 2018 Thanks to the Tsar's endorsement, Barbe-Nicole soon found herself scrambling to keep up with the increased orders. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "You Have the Founding Mothers of Champagne to Thank for the Bubbly You Drink Today," 8 Mar. 2019 Progressive candidates issued full-throated endorsements during campaigns for congressional and state-level elections... Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Medicare for All Loses Momentum Among Democrats," 1 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of endorsement

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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endorsement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of endorsement

: 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

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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