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1. The payee's signature on the back of a check indicating that the payee has received the check. Banks require that payees endorse checks before they may be cashed or deposited.

2. An amendment to a document, especially an insurance policy. Informally, they are called riders.


An owner's signature that serves to transfer the legal rights to a negotiable certificate to another party.


(also spelled indorsement) Placing one's signature on the back of a check or other negotiable instrument in order to transfer ownership to another.Endorsers warrant payment of the instrument unless they sign with the additional words “without recourse.”

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To receive IMA's academic endorsement, schools need to submit an application, which is available on the IMA website at www.
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Said Pepper: "I am sorry to hear of more papers opting out of presidential endorsements.
Both 'surprising' endorsements convinced about three per cent of readers to switch allegiances, according to the findings.
These findings provide further confirmation that celebrity endorsements within social media activations, when done right, significantly outperform non-endorsed campaigns," said Taylor Valentine, vice president of social media and relationship marketing for Horizon Media.
Once this obstacle was overcome, church members were quite capable of making a rational decision without being handed a list of endorsements from their pastors.
In addition, don't assume a sub's general liability coverage includes the additional insured endorsement simply because the subcontractor is on the job.
Associations can also assume a more active role with respect to product endorsements, such as by developing an endorsement program and establishing criteria and conducting activities that allow selected products to carry certification labeling or seals of approval on packaging, advertising, and other promotional items for the products.
Because the liability trail eventually leads back to the manufacturer, and consequently to its insurer, a manufacturer often will add to its product liability insurance an endorsement extending coverage to its distributors.
Palmer says he probably will not make an endorsement in the race.
According to Golf World Business, Tiger is negotiating a new endorsement deal with Nike.