endorsement

noun

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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web That stance is partly what won him endorsements from the California Association of Realtors and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce PAC. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 13 Feb. 2024 All the grassroots Democratic clubs in this district that have done endorsements have endorsed Cabaldon. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 Joe Biden didn’t score an endorsement from Taylor Swift on Super Bowl Sunday, as some had predicted. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 The video posted by the Biden-Harris HQ TikTok account made light of a fringe conservative conspiracy theory that the Super Bowl was rigged in favor of the Chiefs, in order for pop superstar Taylor Swift, who is dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, to announce an endorsement of President Biden. Sheila Dang and David Shepardson, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Feb. 2024 The dominance of processes was further strengthened by the Business RoundTable’s endorsement of MSV in 1997 and was little affected by their apparent reversal of that endorsement in 2019. Steve Denning, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Collins stopped by in 1985 — when Richards was on the brink of closure due to financial trouble — and her endorsement turned everything around. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 The field grew wider Wednesday when Prince William County Supervisor Andrea O. Bailey (D-Potomac) entered the race, making her initial pitch with an endorsement from former Democratic governor Ralph Northam. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 Would her endorsement in a presidential election move voters? Galen Druke, ABC News, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of endorsement was in 1547

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Cite this Entry

“Endorsement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorsement. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

endorsement

noun
en·​dorse·​ment
variants also indorsement
in-ˈdȯr-smənt
1
: the act or process of endorsing
2
: a signature endorsing a check or note
3
: official approval and support

Legal Definition

endorsement

noun
en·​dorse·​ment
variants also indorsement
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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