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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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Determined not to let my lack of sleep sabotage me, I headed to the tool department at Sears, where I found a sturdy compound miter saw for Dad for $70, marked down from $90.
But in the core of the store, near housewares, there was a small assortment of snowman plates marked down to $2.
The amount of times he has gone over the ball or in with scandalous two-footed challenges has him marked down as a potential leg-breaker.
She has marked down ciphers and numbers in interminable rows ("calendars") on every type of support, ranging from objects to her own skin.
And all items will be marked down from the prevalent Safeway national price set through its national pricing policy.