signatory

noun /ˈsɪɡ.nə.tɹi/
One who signs or signed something.

John Hancock is famous for being the first signatory to the American Declaration of Indepence, and for writing his name large.


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  • signatory — sig‧na‧to‧ry [ˈsɪgnətri ǁ tɔːri] noun signatories PLURALFORM [countable] formal LAW one of the people or countries that sign an official agreement: • We will accept a copy invoice which bears a company stamp and the signature of an authorised… …   Financial and business terms

  • signatory — sig·na·to·ry / sig nə ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries: a signer with another or others signatories to a petition; esp: a government bound with others by a signed convention signatory adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Signatory — Sig na*to*ry, a. [L. signatorius.] 1. Relating to a seal; used in sealing. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. Signing; joining or sharing in a signature; as, signatory powers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Signatory — Sig na*to*ry, n.; pl. { ries}. A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of signatories. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signatory — 1640s, used in sealing (adj.), from L. signatorius of sealing, from signatus, pp. of signare to sign (see SIGN (Cf. sign) (v.)). Noun sense of one who signs first recorded 1866 …   Etymology dictionary

  • signatory — is now the usual spelling (not signatary) for the noun meaning ‘a party or state that has signed an agreement’, and the corresponding adjective …   Modern English usage

  • signatory — ► NOUN (pl. signatories) ▪ a party that has signed an agreement. ORIGIN from Latin signatorius of sealing , from signare to sign, mark …   English terms dictionary

  • signatory — [sig′nə tôr΄ē] adj. [L signatorius, of sealing, of a signer < signator, one who seals or signs < signare, to set a seal upon, sign: see SIGN] that has joined in the signing of something n. pl. signatories any of the persons, states, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • signatory — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ first, original ▪ authorized (BrE) ▪ The document must be signed by an authorized signatory of the company. … OF SIGNATORIES ▪ list …   Collocations dictionary

  • signatory — sig|na|to|ry [ˈsıgnətəri US to:ri] n plural signatories one of the people, organizations, or countries that signs an official agreement signatory to/of ▪ The UK is a signatory to the Berne convention. ▪ the signatories of the Helsinki Declaration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • signatory — UK [ˈsɪɡnət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈsɪɡnəˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms signatory : singular signatory plural signatories a person or organization that has signed an official agreement …   English dictionary

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