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endorsement

Legal Definition of endorsement

Noun

  1. Something written on the back of a document. An alternate spelling, in some English jurisdictions, is "indorsement." In the laws of bills of exchange, an endorsement is a signature on the back of the bill of exchange by which the person to whom the note is payable transfers it by thus making the note payable to the bearer or to a specific person. An endorsement of claim means that if you want to ask a court to issue a writ against someone, you have to "endorse" your writ with a concise summary of the facts supporting the claim, sometimes called a statement of claim.

Definition of endorsement

Noun

endorsement (plural endorsements)

  1. The act or quality of endorsing

    The association announced its endorsement of the policy.
    The bank required that cheque endorsement be witnessed by a cashier.
    Companies sometimes pay millions for product endorsement by celebrities.

  2. (business) An amendment to an insurance contract that changes the coverage.

    Mr. Jones paid extra for the flood damage endorsement on his house insurance.

  3. (aviation) An instructor's signed acknowledgement of time practising specific flying skills.

    Once she obtained the endorsement of her night flying hours, Joanna was approved to take the pilot's examination.

  4. (education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.

    Wanted: Accredited teacher with Grade 12 mathematics endorsement.
    To transport gasoline, truckers must have a valid licence and the hazardous materials endorsement.

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