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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.

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.

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(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
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He boldly subscribed to an opposition newspaper, wore a gray hat with a broad brim, red bands on his blue trousers, a blue waistcoat with gilt buttons, and a surtout coat crossed over the breast like that of a quartermaster of gendarmerie.
The one hundred and twenty-five dollars annually subscribed for a Lyceum in the winter is better spent than any other equal sum raised in the town.
Two pound ten to pay for damage to paint, which they subscribed for there and then, and give Bob and me a extra half-sovereign each; but I wouldn't go down that line again not for twenty half-sovereigns.
The marshal of the province in whose hands the law had placed the control of so many important public functions--the guardianship of wards (the very department which was giving Levin so much trouble just now), the disposal of large sums subscribed by the nobility of the province, the high schools, female, male, and military, and popular instruction on the new model, and finally, the district council--the marshal of the province, Snetkov, was a nobleman of the old school,--dissipating an immense fortune, a good-hearted man, honest after his own fashion, but utterly without any comprehension of the needs of modern days.
In an evil hour I subscribed to a lie; and now only am I truly miserable.
Underneath were the names of the plutocrats who had subscribed for this national gewgaw, and I fell to wondering where their L8,000 came in, while Raffles devoured his two-penny guide-book as greedily as a school-girl with a zeal for culture.
After long debate she subscribed to a woman's magazine, the patterns and lessons of which she decided were the best suited to her taste and purse.
If you ever subscribed to a Ladies' Charity in London, you know Mr.
Early on the third day we had landed all the powder and rifles, and also a six-pounder brass gun with its carriage which we had subscribed together for a present for our friend.
The greater part of the company implicitly subscribed to this opinion, and testified their faith in Hugh by nods and looks of great significance.