indorsation

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Etymology[edit]

indorse +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

indorsation (plural indorsations)

  1. (Scotland) An endorsement.
    • 1540, Parliament of Scotland (James V), The indorſation of letters ſuld be ſtamped (from The Laws And Acts Of Parliament Made by King James the First, and his Royal Successors, Kings and Queens Of Scotland, 1682)
      That na indorſation ſall haue faith, nor be admitted, bot they that ar ſigned with the ſaids ſignettes.
    • 1766, William Gordon, The General Counting-house, and Man of Business
      The indorser remits it to his correspondent, with an indorsation or transference of property.
    • 1849, James William Gilbart, A Practical Treatise on Banking (5th Ed.)
      Should we say indorsement or indorsation? In England, we always use the word indorsement. In Scotland, the term more generally used is indorsation.
    • 1862, Alexander Montgomerie Bell, Lectures on Conveyancing (Vol. 1)
      As regards the indorser, the effect of a full indorsation is precisely the same as of a blank indorsation.
    • 1888, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vol. 2, Letter to Charles Baxter
      You succeeded Mr. Macbrair's firm; the Durrisdeers are extinct; and last year, in an old green box, you found these papers with Macbrair's indorsation.
    • 1919, Henry Louis Mencken, The American Language
      There is, however, much confusion among these authorities; the English are still unable to agree as to which American spellings they will adopt and which they will keep under the ban for a while longer...Both have abandoned enquire for inquire, but they remain faithful to encumbrance, endorse and enclose, though they list indorsation and the Oxford also gives indorsee.