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Subscribe

To write underneath; to put a signature at the end of a printed or written instrument.

A subscribing witness is an individual who either sees the execution of a writing or hears its acknowledgment and signs his or her name as a witness upon the request of the executor of the agreement.

In relation to the law of corporations, a subscriber is one who has made an agreement to take a portion of the original issue of corporate stock.

subscribe

v. 1) to sign at the end of a document. The courts have been flexible in recognizing signatures elsewhere on a contract or will, on the theory that a document should be found valid if possible. 2) to order and agree to pay for an issue of stock, bonds, limited partnership interest, investment, or periodical magazine or newspaper.

subscribe

(Promise), verb advocate, agree, assent, consent, donate to, enroll, guarantee, patronize, pledge, promise to contribute, register, support, warrant

subscribe

(Sign), verb acknowledge, affix one's siggature, approve, attest, certify, confirm, endorse, inscribe, mark, ratify, seal, set a name to, sign a name to, undersign, underwrite, witness, write
See also: adduce, agree, attest, bear, close, corroborate, enroll, hear, join, notarize, register, sign, subsidize
References in classic literature ?
If you want to make love to the eldest daughter, or get the old man to lend you the garden roller, or the mother to subscribe to the Society for the Suppression of Solo-Cornet Players in Theatrical Orchestras (it's a pity there isn't one, anyhow), you have to begin with the dog.
McCay was in no mood to subscribe to this stony-hearted view.
No, my good sir, I not only don't subscribe myself, but I hope to be the means of nipping a good many subscriptions in the bud.
Behind them, you caught glimpses of the other boats, and bits of the surrounding scenery; but everything and everybody else in the lock looked so utterly insignificant and paltry compared with our feet, that all the other people felt quite ashamed of themselves, and refused to subscribe to the picture.
Pierre would have liked to subscribe all he had, but fearing that it might look like pride subscribed the same amount as the others.
She knew of none save those to which you subscribe a pittance weekly in anticipation of rainy days, and the London clubs were her scorn.
He planned to buy some more clothes, to subscribe to many magazines, and to buy dozens of reference books that at present he was compelled to go to the library to consult.
the 29th of October), subscribe a Declaration stating his innocence of the alleged crime: this Declaration being reserved in the Indictment--together with certain documents, papers and articles, enumerated in an Inventory--to be used in evidence against the prisoner.
As to that newspaper, let the Grand Almoner subscribe as largely as we do, if he wants its services.
As a child he had gone his own way, and as he grew older he found it harder and harder to agree with all that the Church taught--"till coming to some maturity of years, and perceiving what tyranny had invaded in the Church, that he who would take orders must subscribe slaves, and take an oath withal.
37) The `common feast' is one to which all present subscribe.
Society can subscribe to reclaim me; but Society can't take me back.