signatory 1640s, "used in sealing" (adj.), from L. signatorius "of sealing," from signatus, pp. of signare "to sign" (see SIGN (Cf. sign) (v.)). Noun sense of "one who signs" first recorded 1866.

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  • signatory — sig‧na‧to‧ry [ˈsɪgnətri ǁ tɔːri] noun signatories PLURALFORM [countable] formal LAW one of the people or countries that sign an official agreement: • We will accept a copy invoice which bears a company stamp and the signature of an authorised… …   Financial and business terms

  • signatory — sig·na·to·ry / sig nə ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries: a signer with another or others signatories to a petition; esp: a government bound with others by a signed convention signatory adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Signatory — Sig na*to*ry, a. [L. signatorius.] 1. Relating to a seal; used in sealing. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. Signing; joining or sharing in a signature; as, signatory powers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Signatory — Sig na*to*ry, n.; pl. { ries}. A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of signatories. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signatory — is now the usual spelling (not signatary) for the noun meaning ‘a party or state that has signed an agreement’, and the corresponding adjective …   Modern English usage

  • signatory — ► NOUN (pl. signatories) ▪ a party that has signed an agreement. ORIGIN from Latin signatorius of sealing , from signare to sign, mark …   English terms dictionary

  • signatory — [sig′nə tôr΄ē] adj. [L signatorius, of sealing, of a signer < signator, one who seals or signs < signare, to set a seal upon, sign: see SIGN] that has joined in the signing of something n. pl. signatories any of the persons, states, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • signatory — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ first, original ▪ authorized (BrE) ▪ The document must be signed by an authorized signatory of the company. … OF SIGNATORIES ▪ list …   Collocations dictionary

  • signatory — sig|na|to|ry [ˈsıgnətəri US to:ri] n plural signatories one of the people, organizations, or countries that signs an official agreement signatory to/of ▪ The UK is a signatory to the Berne convention. ▪ the signatories of the Helsinki Declaration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • signatory — UK [ˈsɪɡnət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈsɪɡnəˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms signatory : singular signatory plural signatories a person or organization that has signed an official agreement …   English dictionary

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