Definition of allonge in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlɒndʒ/


A slip of paper attached to the end of a document to give room for further endorsements.
Example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: al|longe

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