In·dorse·ment n. [Written also endorsement.]
1. The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument.
2. That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of, payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing, usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is assigned and transferred.
3. Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct.
Blank indorsement. See under Blank.
n 1: a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of
books); "the author got all his friends to write blurbs
for his book" [syn: endorsement, blurb]
2: a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?" [syn: second,
3: formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the
union's endorsement" [syn: sanction, countenance, endorsement,
4: a signature that validates something; "the cashier would not
cash the check without an endorsement" [syn: endorsement]
5: the act of endorsing; "a star athlete can make a lot of
money from endorsements" [syn: endorsement]