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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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Most seasonal items including gifts, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and accessories will be marked down until sold.
The list sparked controversy after children with the same names as terrorists were marked down as potential security threats.
The group's structured credit portfolio was marked down by EUR1.
Mark Wilkie admitted the club had been marked down because of a lack of practise facilities, but he added: "We are guietly confident we can address all the issues that come up.
I've got her marked down as a mid-division runner, but if there is no pace early, I wouldn't be surprised to see her go on, possibly to ensure a gallop for her illustrious stablemate.
1 -- color) Jack Finzi, 57, of Los Angeles bites into a corned beef on rye - marked down to 75 cents - to celebrate the 75th year of Canter's Deli on Monday.
Everything from holiday decorations to cozy winter bedding was marked down on a variety of Web sites, from those of mass merchants to department stores to specialty retailers.
Too often, bus stations are dreadful, offering inefficient dark, dank and stinking shelters to travellers, who are automatically marked down as second class citizens.