signatory [sig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- having signed, or joined in signing, a document: the signatory powers to a treaty.
noun, plural sig·na·to·ries.
- a signer, or one of the signers, of a document: France and Holland were among the signatories of the treaty.
Origin of signatory 1640–50, in earlier sense “used in affixing seals”; 1860–65 for def 2; Latin signātōrius of, belonging to sealing, equivalent to signā(re) to mark, seal (see sign) + -tōrius -tory1 Related formsnon·sig·na·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·sig·na·to·ries. Related Words for signatories bystander, spectator, observer, eyewitness, testimony, signatory, endorser, name, stamp, trademark, identification, seal, autograph, ink, watcher, onlooker, registrar, witness, scrivener, recorder Examples from the Web for signatories Contemporary Examples of signatories
Which may explain why, with less than a week left in its petition drive, FRC had yet to crack 10,000 signatories.
March 27, 2014
Signatories of the most recent letter rose yesterday in objection, for now, at least, to new sanctions.
August 1, 2013
An extradition pact assumes that the signatories play by similar rules of justice and have similar values.
July 2, 2013
On June 20, 1999, we published the letter as a full-page ad in The New York Times with 99 Senate signatories.
December 20, 2012
It’s early days yet, so it has only about 2,000 signatories so far.
November 13, 2012
Historical Examples of signatories
If all do not lay down their arms, the signatories cannot help it.
J. D. Kestell
In 1471 he was one of the signatories of the truce with the Duke of Brittany.
No presents had been sent to the Missionary to distribute amongst the signatories.
T. Lindsay Buick
That is the wish of the authors and the signatories of the memorandum.
The signatories to that address recognized the true significance of this travel.
British Dictionary definitions for signatories signatory noun plural -ries
- a person who has signed a document such as a treaty or contract or an organization, state, etc, on whose behalf such a document has been signed
- having signed a document, treaty, etc
Word Origin for signatory C17: from Latin signātōrius concerning sealing, from signāre to seal, from signum a mark Word Origin and History for signatories signatory adj.
1640s, “used in sealing,” from Latin signatorius “of sealing,” from signatus, past participle of signare “to sign” (see sign (v.)). Noun sense of “one who signs” (a treaty, etc.) first recorded 1866.