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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.

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)


verb approve, attest, authenticate, back, certify, commend, confirm, ratify, sanction, second, support, validate
See also: abet, accept, accredit, acknowledge, adduce, advocate, affirm, agree, allow, approve, assent, assist, assure, attest, authorize, avouch, bear, bond, brand, certify, close, coincide, concede, concur, confirm, consent, constitute, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, declare, embrace, encourage, ensure, espouse, establish, favor, guarantee, justify, let, mark, pass, permit, qualify, recommend, sanction, seal, side, sign, sponsor, subscribe, support, sustain, underwrite, uphold, validate, vouch, witness
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These, then, are the four interrelated features that are central to and of central interest in Hegel's account of mindedness: nondualist, nonreductionist, noneliminativist naturalism; a nonrepresentationalist, developmental-cognitive ethology; the actualization of mindedness regarded as an achievement of judgment and action according to reasonably endorsable norms; and awareness of the permanent possibility of regressions from these norms and into unreasonableness.
Towards the end of 2010 the law changed and you now have 28 days to return your licence to either a court or the DVLA when an endorsable motoring offence is committed.
The endorsable offence, which carried three penalty points meant that Mr Wooton faced a potential disqualification - because he already had nine points on his licence.
By the way, zigzag infringements are endorsable fixed penalty offences (three points) when ticketed by a police officer, so you may have got off lightly.
Since the new legislation making using your mobile phone an endorsable offence came into effect, nearly 1,700 motorists in Warwickshire have been issued with fixed penalty notices.
The Road Safety Bill now going through Parliament would make use of a hand held phone whilst driving an endorsable offence subject to three penalty points and a pounds 60 fine
The maximum fine for using a hand-held mobile telephone while driving will be doubled from pounds 30 to pounds 60, and will be made endorsable for the first time with three penalty points.
The government plans to up the fixed penalty to pounds 60 and make the offence endorsable in future with three penalty points being likely.
Fixed penalty notices - cash that goes straight to the Treasury - will be increased from pounds 20 to pounds 30 for non-endorsable offences like parking fines, while endorsable offences such as speeding will rise from pounds 40 to pounds 60.
The officer added: "Should we continue to receive complaints or witness this behaviour North Wales Police will be forced to issue endorsable fixed penalty notices to drivers, or summons drivers via the postal system.
The charge relates to an allegation that he persuaded a man named Maurice Ward to accept responsibility for an endorsable road traffic offence in 2005.
A You have 28 days to return your licence to either a court or the DVLA, when an endorsable motoring offence is committed.