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endorsement

Line breaks: en¦dorse|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɔːsm(ə)nt
 
, ɛn-/
(US & Law also indorsement)

Definition of endorsement in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] The action of endorsing someone or something: the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement cheques requiring endorsement [count noun]: the package was regarded as an endorsement of the government’s reform programme the entertainer made millions from Pepsi endorsements
More example sentences
  • It has received the overwhelming endorsement of the entire US political and media establishment, liberal and conservative alike.
  • An indorsement is not always required to negotiate a bill.
  • And while the paper's editor had apparently been minded to remain neutral, pressure was brought to bear from London that a front page endorsement was required, and nothing less.
Synonyms
support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage;
informal the nod, the thumbs up, the OK
countersigning, signing on the back, autographing, initialling, inscribing, superscribing;
archaic underwriting
2(In the UK) a note on a driving licence recording the penalty points incurred for a driving offence.
Example sentences
  • And it will not reconsider any penalties or driving licence endorsements already imposed
  • This year the Department for Transport is expected to toughen the sentence to make the offence subject to an endorsement of three penalty points and a 60 pounds sterling fixed penalty.
  • He said he had three endorsements on his driving licence for speeding in 1993, 1997 and 1998 for which he received a fixed-penalty fine.
3A clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in cover.
Example sentences
  • Request additional insured endorsements and certificates of insurance from all independent contractors who conduct programs in your name, or come on your premises.
  • Often these changes are done through endorsements to the insurance contract.
  • This endorsement extends the liability insurance in your business automobile policy to individual employees who rent a vehicle in their own names while on your business.

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