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 endorsement (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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web In the weeks after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Ginni Thomas apologized to those on the email list for a rift that developed among them after her pro-Trump advocacy and endorsement of his Jan. 6 rally. Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post, 21 June 2022 Trump’s endorsement and the fact that the winner will likely prevail in November in a state Trump won twice by more than 25 percentage points. BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 In the weeks after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Ginni Thomas apologized to those on the email list for a rift that developed among them after her pro-Trump advocacy and endorsement of his Jan. 6 rally. Anchorage Daily News, 21 June 2022 That endorsement stood for nearly a year until Trump rescinded it as the conservative firebrand languished in the polls. CBS News, 20 June 2022 The power of former president Donald Trump’s endorsement is being put to the test — again. Charles Hilu, National Review, 20 June 2022 Caruso, who registered as a Democrat earlier this year, did not seek the group’s endorsement. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2022 Other school-choice candidates running for open seats also won, several with Ms. Reynolds’s endorsement. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 17 June 2022 Palin launched her campaign for the seat in April and almost immediately earned Trump’s endorsement, likely boosting her fortunes in a state Trump won by 10 points in 2020. Joe Walsh, Forbes, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of endorsement

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jun 2022

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“Endorsement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorsement. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for endorsement

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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