Definition of signatory in English:


Line breaks: sig¦na|tory
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪɡnət(ə)ri

noun (plural signatories)

A party that has signed an agreement, especially a state that has signed a treaty: Britain is a signatory to the convention [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?


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

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