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n. 1) an "X" made by a person who is illiterate or too weak to sign his/her full name, used in the expression "His Mark," or "Her Mark." On the rare occasion that this occurs, the "X" should be within or next to a notation such as "Theresa Testator, her mark." If the mark is intended as a signature to a will it should be formally witnessed (as signatures are) to make the will valid. (See: will)

mark

noun autograph, badge, characteristic, check, cipher, countermark, emblem, identification, idiosyncrasy, imprint, indication, initials, manifestation, marker, proof, record, representation, sign, signature, stamp, symbol, token, trace, trademark, vestige
See also: attaint, attend, brand, characteristic, characterize, clue, color, complexion, concern, consider, deface, degree, demarcate, denote, designate, designation, discriminate, distinguish, earmark, eminence, expression, feature, goal, heed, importance, impression, index, indicant, indication, indicator, inscribe, inscription, intention, interest, label, magnitude, manifest, manifestation, monument, note, notice, objective, observe, particularity, perceive, prestige, property, recognize, record, regard, reputation, select, sign, significance, signify, smear, speciality, specialty, stain, stamp, subscribe, symbol, symptom, target, trademark, trait, watch, witness

MARK. This term has several acceptations. 1. It is a sign traced on paper or parchment, which stands in the place of a signature, usually made by persons who cannot write. 2 Cart. R. 324; M. & M. 516; 12 Pet. 150; 7 Bing. 457; 2 Ves. 455; 1 V. & B. 362; 1 Ves., jr. 11. A mark is now held to be a good signature, though the party was able to write. 8 Ad. & El. 94; 3 Nev. & Per. 228; 3 Curt. 752; 5 John. 144. Vide Subscription.
     2.-2. It is the sign, writing or ticket put upon manufactured goods to distinguish them from others. Poph. R. 144; 3 B & C. 541; 2 Atk. R. 485; 2 V. & B. 218; 3 M. & C. 1; Ed. Inj. 814. Vide Trade Marks.
     3.-3. Mark or marc, denotes a weight used in several parts of Europe, and for several commodities, especially gold and silver. When gold and silver are sold by the mark, it is divided into twenty-four carats.
     4.-4. Mark is also in England a money of accounts, and in some other countries a coin. The English marc is two-thirds of a pound sterling, or 13s. 4d., and the Scotch mark is of equal value in Scotch money of account. Ency. Amer. h.t.

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He hadn't been seen for a year having received a handicap mark of 94 for three maiden hurdle runs, including two juvenile maiden contests.
While it would be foolish to read too much into her proximity to some of those rivals in novice events, she is undoubtedly a chaser with potential at this level and she looks feasibly treated on her current handicap mark in the Equine America Handicap Chase at Plumpton.
1992 Lochsong justified 9-2 favouritism when taking the Paul Caddick and Macgay Sprint Trophy at York off a handicap mark of just 73 under Willie Carson.
The 12-year-old Fosters Cross carried 11st 5lb in 2013 with a handicap mark of 133 and The Amarillo Kid carried 10st 7lb with a handicap mark of 121.
The aim is to get a handicap mark for him, and then go down that route.
After his great effort in defeat last week, his handicap mark is expected to shoot up again.
Needs one more run for a handicap mark, so expect him to make hay in nurseries later in the summer.
Marcus Tregoning's three-year-old had bolted up on her previous two starts on the all-weather when upped to middle distances, after which she was switched back to turf to take advantage of a lower handicap mark.
Princesse Grec's handicap mark has suffered after her victories, but she won well enough in a handicap chase at Worcester on her latest start in August to suggest that there is enough left to defy a careerhigh rating.
45 RACE 1 PS2,500 guaranteed For 3yo+ Rated 45-50 (also open to such horses rated 44 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 9-2 Penalties after September 20th, each race won 6lb Befortyfour's Handicap Mark 50 Entries 27 pay PS12 Penalty value 1st PS1,617 2nd PS481 3rd PS240 4th PS120 DRAW ADVANTAGE: SLIGHT LOW
Le Beau Bai was third in the 2009 renewal but had shown little form since before taking advantage of a falling handicap mark at the Monmouthshire venue earlier this month.
And King High, successful over fences at Clonmel last time, might avail of his handicap mark and continue the fine run of trainer Eoin Doyle in the Down Royal Punters Pack Handicap Hurdle.