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Endorse

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

Endorsement

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.

endorse

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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A joint proposal from the program and constitution committees prohibits Labor Party entities from running or endorsing candidates for office at least until the 1998 convention.
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If it sounds like I'm endorsing, take it as you want to." (Both Kirk and Townsend lost their races.)
2357), legislation that would have altered the federal tax law barring houses of worship from endorsing candidates for public office.
Since 1954, the Internal Revenue Code has explicitly barred all non-profit organizations, including houses of worship, from endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.
The IRS currently prohibits all nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches, temples, synagogues and other religious associations, from endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.
The Internal Revenue Service should investigate a New York City church for violating federal tax law by endorsing Democratic candidate Al Gore for president, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Attorneys for the Americans Civil Liberties Union of Southern California sued Redlands, arguing that the city's proclamation violated church-state separation by endorsing one particular faith.
A leading Catholic newspaper has criticized Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed for endorsing a book on biblical prophecy that contains anti-Catholic language.