private signature

noun

Legal Definition of private signature

in the civil law of Louisiana : a signature made on a writing (as an instrument or will) that is not witnessed or notarized
under private signature
: executed outside of the presence of a notary public or witnesses

Learn More about private signature

Cite this Entry

“Private signature.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/private%20signature. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

Comments on private signature

What made you want to look up private signature? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!