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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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While many Grand National contenders will ply their trade over hurdles in order to protect their handicap marks, Curtis believes there is no need with Teaforthree as he has already shown his liking for over the Aintree obstacles.
He finished second to stablemate Dawn Ride last time and races of the same handicap mark again so he should be right in the mix.
Battlecry was one of the best staying novice chasers around last season and starts life on an attractive handicap mark this year.
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.
She also plans to exploit Certain Justice's handicap mark this season and he could be aimed for next season's Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster.
And, having now qualified for a handicap mark over hurdles, he could very much be one to follow.
Trainer Richard Fahey's hope runs off the same handicap mark today and this extra furlong will suit.
It's now six races since he last won at Taunton and he's got to be coming back to a handicap mark.
Being worn down by the smart According To Dick close home will not have done Fiftyonefiftyone's handicap mark any favours but he is still a novice - and that is where he can strike.
Little White Lie put up another brave fight when third under top weight on rain-softened ground at Newmarket earlier this month and could be worth another chance to defy a career-high handicap mark.
Walter Swinburn's colt shaped promisingly in his three runs to qualify for a handicap mark of 72 and could prove better than that.
30) is fancied to exploit a potentially lenient handicap mark by making a successful debut over fences in the featured 2m4f chase at Stratford today.