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Transferring asset ownership by signing the back of the asset's certificate.


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.


To sign a negotiable instrument in order to transfer it to another party. For example, investors holding securities must endorse the certificates before delivery to the broker.
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Until the McCain-Feingold bill was passed, many groups on both the left and right used 527 organizations as a conduit to pay for independent television commercials that worked for but did not specifically endorse candidates.
The bottom line is this: We think it's time for a big change on the board and recommend challengers - either the ones we endorse here or the others - over the incumbents.
The Daily News endorses Feinstein, who has earned respect in the Senate and who has remained a moderate representing Californian well.
We endorse businessman and certified public accountant Steve Maulhardt because it's time for a change in the leadership of this important office.
Fleet is pleased to endorse the CERES Principles and UNEP's Statement by Financial Institutions.
The American Association of Retired Persons announced recently that it plans to endorse health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that meet its standards for quality health care, cost and member satisfaction.
With all the testing results and the feedback from the users, I do endorse the TORNADO
EarthWeb endorses the Java Foundation Classes as a positive step forward for standardization of the Java libraries," said Andrew Breen, Software Engineering Director of EarthWeb Inc.
NetManage's implementation of PCT will allow for `plug & play' interoperability for users of Internet security, and endorses the Private Communication Technology protocol extensions which improve the reliability of currently proposed Internet security standards.
may not officially endorse a "March for Jesus," a federal district court has ruled.
The Chamber is pleased to endorse the products and services of the AIG member companies for thousands of business owners and their employees," said Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue.
In fact, while the USDA did not today endorse the use of organic fruits and vegetables, it has endorsed the use of canned fruits and vegetables.