Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
endosse, fr. F.
endosserto put on the back, to endorse; pref.
Dorsal, and cf.
☞ Both endorse and indorse are used by good writers; but the tendency is to the more general use of indorse and its derivatives indorsee, indorser, and indorsement.
A subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its width (according to some writers, one eighth).
Webster 1828 Edition
ENDORSE, ENDORSEMENT. [See Indorse, Indorsement.]
endorse (third-person singular simple present endorses, present participle endorsing, simple past and past participle endorsed)
- To support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature.
- To write one's signature on the back of a cheque, or other negotiable instrument, when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it.
- To give an endorsement.
write on the back of a cheque
endorse (plural endorses)
- (heraldry) A diminutive of the pale, usually appearing in pairs on either side of a pale.
When a narrow, vertical stripe appears in a coat of arms, it is usually termed a pallet when used as the primary charge in the absence of a pale. The term endorse is typically used only when the stripes flank a central and wider pale. Diminutive stripes flanking other ordinaries are termed cottises.
diminutive of the pale
- ↑ “endorse” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- 1 2 Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Maria Cristina Bareggi, ed. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version at