signatory

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noun sig·na·to·ry \ˈsig-nə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of signatory

plural

signatories

  1. :  a signer with another or others signatories to a petition; especially :  a government bound with others by a signed convention

signatory

adjective

Examples of signatory in a Sentence

  1. a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

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A signatory puts his or her signature on a document that is also signed by others. In 1215 the English barons revolted against King John and forced him to join them as a signatory to the Magna Carta. This agreement stated the barons' own duties to the King but also assigned the barons clear rights and limited the King's power over them. Though the Magna Carta did nothing for the common people, it's often been called the first step toward democracy in the English-speaking countries.

Origin and Etymology of signatory

Latin signatorius of sealing, from signare


First Known Use: 1826


SIGNATORY Defined for English Language Learners

signatory

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Definition of signatory for English Language Learners

  • : a person, country, or organization that has signed an official document


Law Dictionary

signatory

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noun sig·na·to·ry \ˈsig-nə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of signatory

plural

signatories

  1. :  a signer with another or others signatories to a petition; especially :  a government bound with others by a signed convention

signatory

adjective


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