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

    Writing one’s name on a negotiable instrument with intent to incur the liability of a party who warrants payment of it, provided it is presented to the principal at maturity, and if not paid by him, notice thereof is duly given to the indorser. See 29 Am. Dec. 297, note.