Definition of allonge in English:


Line breaks: al|longe
Pronunciation: /əˈlɒndʒ


  • A slip of paper attached to the end of a document to give room for further endorsements.
    More example sentences
    • Allonges have had a way of magically appearing in collateral files while trials are in progress.
    • Across the country, banks are attaching allonges to original promissory notes, then using the attached allonge to allege their ownership of the note and their standing to foreclose.
    • 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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