1. approval or sanction: The program for supporting the arts won the government’s endorsement.
  2. the placing of one’s signature, instructions, etc., on a document.
  3. the signature, instructions, etc., placed on the reverse of a commercial document, for the purpose of assigning the interest therein to another.
  4. a clause under which the stated coverage of an insurance policy may be altered.


  1. the act or an instance of endorsing
  2. something that endorses, such as a signature or qualifying comment
  3. approval or support
  4. a record of a motoring offence on a driving licence
  5. insurance a clause in or amendment to an insurance policy allowing for alteration of coverage

see endorsement.


1540s, from endorse + -ment. Earlier endosement (early 15c.).

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