Entry from British & World English dictionary
A slip of paper attached to the end of a document to give room for further endorsements.
- The endorsements are given either on the bill itself or an allonge, are expressed by the words bon pour aval or their equivalent, and signed.
- I'm starting to wonder if we might have a serious fraud problem going on with blank endorsements and allonges.
- Frankly, no one should ever be using an allonge if there is room for an endorsement on the original note.
Mid 19th century: French, 'lengthening, drawing out'.
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