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INDORSE, v.t. indors'. [L. in and dorsum, the back.]

1. To write on the back of a paper or written instrument; as, to indorse a note or bill of exchange; to indorse a receipt or assignment on a bill or note. Hence,

2. To assign by writing an order on the back of a note or bill; to assign or transfer by indorsement. The bill was indorsed to the bank.

To indorse in blank, to write a name only on a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the indorsee.




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INDORSE, v.t. indors'. [L. in and dorsum, the back.]

1. To write on the back of a paper or written instrument; as, to indorse a note or bill of exchange; to indorse a receipt or assignment on a bill or note. Hence,

2. To assign by writing an order on the back of a note or bill; to assign or transfer by indorsement. The bill was indorsed to the bank.

To indorse in blank, to write a name only on a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the indorsee.


IN-DORSE', v.t. [indors'; L. in and dorsum, the back.]

  1. To write on the back of a paper or written instrument; as, to indorse a note or bill of exchange; to indorse a receipt or assignment on a bill or note. Hence,
  2. To assign by writing an order on the back of a note or bill; to assign or transfer by indorsement. The bill was indorsed to the bank.
  3. To approve; as to indorse a statement or the opinions of another. [Modern.] To indorse in blank, to write a name only on a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the indorsee.

In*dorse"
  1. To cover the back of] to load or burden.

    [Obs.]

    Elephants indorsed with towers. Milton.

  2. To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
  3. To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a note, draft, or the like] to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.).
  4. To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.

    To indorse in blank, to write one's name on the back of a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the holder.

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Indorse

INDORSE, verb transitive indors'. [Latin in and dorsum, the back.]

1. To write on the back of a paper or written instrument; as, to indorse a note or bill of exchange; to indorse a receipt or assignment on a bill or note. Hence,

2. To assign by writing an order on the back of a note or bill; to assign or transfer by indorsement. The bill was indorsed to the bank.

To indorse in blank, to write a name only on a note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the indorsee.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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hamper

HAM'PER, n. [contracted form hanaper, or from hand pannier.]

1. A large basket for conveying things to market, &c.

2. Fetters, or some instrument that shackles.

[This signification and that of the verb following indicate that this word is from hanaper, and that the latter is from the sense of interweaving twigs.]

HAM'PER, v.t. [See the Noun.] To shackle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress, or to render progress difficult.

A lion hampered in a net.

1. To ensnare; to inveigle; to catch with allurements.

2. To tangle; to render complicated.

3. To perplex; to embarrass.

Hampered by the laws.

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