paraph

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noun pa·raph \ˈpa-rəf, pə-ˈraf\

Definition of paraph

  1. :  a flourish at the end of a signature

Origin and Etymology of paraph

Medieval French, modification of Latin paragraphus paragraph


First Known Use: 1584


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paraph

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noun, par·aph \ˈpar-əf, pə-ˈraf\

Legal Definition of paraph

  1. :  the signature of a notary public on a document accompanied by a date, identification of parties, seal, or other required elements


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paraph

transitive verb, pa·raph

Legal Definition of paraph

  1. :  to affix a paraph to <paraphed the mortgage>; also :  to include (as particular words) in a paraph

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