paraph

noun pa·raph \ ˈper-əf , ˈpa-rəf , pə-ˈraf \

Definition of paraph

:a flourish at the end of a signature

Origin and Etymology of paraph

Middle French, modification of Latin paragraphus paragraph


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paraph

noun par·aph \ ˈpar-əf, pə-ˈraf \

legal Definition of paraph

in the civil law of Louisiana :the signature of a notary public on a document accompanied by a date, identification of parties, seal, or other required elements

2

paraph

transitive verb

legal Definition of paraph

in the civil law of Louisiana :to affix a paraph to
  • paraphed the mortgage
; also :to include (as particular words) in a paraph

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