Indorse In*dorse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indorsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indorsing}.] [LL. indorsare. See {Endorse}.] [Written also {endorse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover the back of; to load or burden. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Elephants indorsed with towers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law & Com.) To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a note, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.). [1913 Webster]

4. To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion. [1913 Webster]

{To indorse in blank}, to write one's name on the back of a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the holder. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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