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signatory

Syllabification: sig·na·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈsiɡnəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of signatory in English:

noun (plural signatories)

A party that has signed an agreement, especially a country that has signed a treaty: Bulgaria is a signatory to a variety of international human rights conventions [as modifier]: the signatory states
More example sentences
  • With 141 countries ratified, and another nine as signatories to the treaty, great progress has been made.
  • In our programs, an explicit contract is signed, and we are always a signatory.
  • Who among the list of signatories will be responsible for implementing your strategy?

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin signatorius 'of sealing', from signat- 'marked (with a cross)', from the verb signare.

Words that rhyme with signatory

cosignatory

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