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n. 1) an "X" made by a person who is illiterate or too weak to sign his/her full name, used in the expression "His Mark," or "Her Mark." On the rare occasion that this occurs, the "X" should be within or next to a notation such as "Theresa Testator, her mark." If the mark is intended as a signature to a will it should be formally witnessed (as signatures are) to make the will valid. (See: will)

mark

noun autograph, badge, characteristic, check, cipher, countermark, emblem, identification, idiosyncrasy, imprint, indication, initials, manifestation, marker, proof, record, representation, sign, signature, stamp, symbol, token, trace, trademark, vestige
See also: attaint, attend, brand, characteristic, characterize, clue, color, complexion, concern, consider, deface, degree, demarcate, denote, designate, designation, discriminate, distinguish, earmark, eminence, expression, feature, goal, heed, importance, impression, index, indicant, indication, indicator, inscribe, inscription, intention, interest, label, magnitude, manifest, manifestation, monument, note, notice, objective, observe, particularity, perceive, prestige, property, recognize, record, regard, reputation, select, sign, significance, signify, smear, speciality, specialty, stain, stamp, subscribe, symbol, symptom, target, trademark, trait, watch, witness

MARK. This term has several acceptations. 1. It is a sign traced on paper or parchment, which stands in the place of a signature, usually made by persons who cannot write. 2 Cart. R. 324; M. & M. 516; 12 Pet. 150; 7 Bing. 457; 2 Ves. 455; 1 V. & B. 362; 1 Ves., jr. 11. A mark is now held to be a good signature, though the party was able to write. 8 Ad. & El. 94; 3 Nev. & Per. 228; 3 Curt. 752; 5 John. 144. Vide Subscription.
     2.-2. It is the sign, writing or ticket put upon manufactured goods to distinguish them from others. Poph. R. 144; 3 B & C. 541; 2 Atk. R. 485; 2 V. & B. 218; 3 M. & C. 1; Ed. Inj. 814. Vide Trade Marks.
     3.-3. Mark or marc, denotes a weight used in several parts of Europe, and for several commodities, especially gold and silver. When gold and silver are sold by the mark, it is divided into twenty-four carats.
     4.-4. Mark is also in England a money of accounts, and in some other countries a coin. The English marc is two-thirds of a pound sterling, or 13s. 4d., and the Scotch mark is of equal value in Scotch money of account. Ency. Amer. h.t.

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