Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To write one’s name on the back of an instrument. See 124 Mass. 327, 26 Am. Rep. 668.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Is a technical term, having sufficient legal certainty without words of more particular description. Brooks v. Edson, 7 Vt 351.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To write a name on the back of a paper or document. Bilis of exchange and promissory notes are indorsed by a party's writing his name on the back. Hartwell v. Hemmenway, 7 Pick. (Mass.) 117.