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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.
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