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To sign a paper or document, thereby making it possible for the rights represented therein to pass to another individual. Also spelled indorse.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

endorse (indorse)

v. 1) to sign one's name to the back of a check, bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument with the intention of making it cashable or transferable. 2) to pledge support to a program, proposal, or candidate. (See; endorsement)

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The Air Transport Association sent a letter to airport directors urging them not to endorse the Registered Traveler program.
The revised language says pastors can endorse or oppose candidates "so long as these views are not disseminated beyond the members and guests assembled together at the service."
Treasury Circular 230, Regulations Governing the Practice of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents and Appraisers Before the Internal Revenue Service, at Section 10.31, provides that a practitioner who prepares returns may not endorse or otherwise negotiate any check issued to a client.
Since his election, Bush has, among many other things, abandoned the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, weakened wetlands protection, gutted mining restrictions on federal lands, called for increased logging, refused to endorse higher automobile fuel-efficiency standards, sued California for enacting tough air laws, repealed a law that would have lowered power-plant emissions, and offered tax "reform" that allows an enormous spectrum of businesses to deduct the full cost of large SUVs in the first year of purchase.
The decision to endorse candidates came with new owners when the paper was bought by MediaNews Group Inc.
The organization should not endorse one company to the exclusion of others unless criteria (reasonably applied) support that conclusion.
But given the regulatory complexities of endorsing or opposing candidates in radio and television, I am inclined to agree that the decision not to endorse candidates makes sense.
The Sierra Club's new call for population "reductions," however, endorses negative population growth, one that's below replacement-level fertility.
This report summarizes findings from a national survey of 1,902 teachers of preschoolers regarding the extent to which they are able to engage in the educational practices they endorse. Teachers were given a list of 21 practices and asked to rate the extent to which each practice happened in their classroom and the extent to which they would want the practice to occur in a "perfect world." Findings indicate few discrepancies between reported practices and beliefs.
At the June state convention, the parties write a platform and endorse a favored candidate for the September primary.
Meanwhile, the Joint National Committee on Hypertension (JNC), an advisory body of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, has declined to endorse limiting diets to 2,400 mg of sodium.