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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Recent Examples on the Web Agent Ben Dogra filed suit in March 2019 in an attempt to recoup nearly $659,000 in unpaid commissions from Griffin related to marketing and endorsement agreements from 2014 to 2016. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Lawsuit against Ravens' Robert Griffin III dismissed; ex-agent had claimed breach of contract," 11 Sep. 2020 At least two Republican challengers posted MPPOA endorsement announcements on Facebook on Thursday. Torey Van Oot Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Police group pulls endorsements of several DFL incumbents," 10 Sep. 2020 Pogue, who is coaching Auburn’s outside linebackers and Bucks, will earn $250,000 in salary, as well as $62,500 each in endorsement rights and personal appearance payments, bringing his annual compensation to $375,000. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "The contract details for Auburn defensive assistant Al Pogue," 9 Sep. 2020 The campaign's visit could also buoy the down-ballot bids for GOP House candidates like Dan Rodimer, who recently touted the president's endorsement in his challenge of incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Susie Lee. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "GOP state politicians call on Big Ten commissioner to allow football season," 8 Sep. 2020 Soon after the endorsement refusal, Jae said the Korean community in San Antonio, at the order of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA), turned against his family, starting with his father. Grace Oldham, The Arizona Republic, "He faced harassment from a brutal South Korean regime. Now Jae Chin is running for the Arizona Senate," 8 Sep. 2020 Horn is touting the Chamber's endorsement as an affirmation of her success at delivering for the fossil fuel industry. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Freshman Democrat runs as defender of oil and gas industry to hold Oklahoma district," 6 Sep. 2020 Trump’s endorsement comes as Klacik’s congressional bid has been elevated nationally by the GOP, with the Baltimore County Republican having a brief appearance at the Republican National Convention last month. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "Trump endorses Kim Klacik in Congressional bid," 1 Sep. 2020 In Florida, one of the states that has been ravaged by covid-19 since efforts to contain the virus were relaxed, Michael Green was dumbfounded by Conrad’s tentative endorsement of the Health Freedom Summit speakers on his Facebook page. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "A 26-year-old film editor’s descent into coronavirus vaccine conspiracy theories," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of endorsement

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of endorsement was in 1547

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14 Sep 2020

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“Endorsement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorsement. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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


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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