To sign, as the payee, the back of a check before cashing, depositing, or giving it to someone else. The first endorsement must be made by the payee to authorize the transaction. Later endorsements may be made by whoever receives the check.
(1) the act of signing a person's name to a check or other financial instrument, usually on the back, to indicate the legal transfer of ownership of the instrument, especially in return for money or credit indicated on the face of the instrument. (2) to sign a note as a third party guaranteeing payment in the even of default by the principal borrower. (3) to sign a contract indicating approval of its contents or terms. (4) to acknowledge with a signature the receipt of payment. (5) to give support or sanction to something.... read full article
The transfer of an asset's ownership by signing the back of a negotiable instrument. For instance, an individual signs the back of a stock or bond certificate to transfer ownership. See: Bond Power; Stock Power
"v. 1) to sign one's name to the back of a check, bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument with the intention of making it cashable or transferable. 2) to pledge support to a program, proposal or candidate. See also: endorsement "
Signature on a document e.g. cheque, to show that ownership has passed, or e.g. a bill, to show that goods have been received. Add additional information to an insurance policy to amend the existing wording.
To sign the back of a check made out to you so that you can get the check amount in cash. The simplest endorsement is to sign your name exactly as it appears on the "payee" line. If instead of getting cash, you want to give the check to someone else, you can endorse it with the note: "Pay to the order of (the other person's name)."
The act of a payee or holder of a note, bill, check or other negotiable instrument, of assigning and transferring said instrument to another by signing the back of the instrument, with or without qualifications.