Definition of signatory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪɡnətri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪɡnətɔːri//
(pl. signatories) Legal documents
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signatory (to/of something) (formal) a person, a country or an organization that has signed an official agreement a signatory of the Declaration of Independence Many countries are signatories to/of the Berne Convention. See related entries: Legal documents Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Latin signatorius ‘of sealing’, from signat- ‘marked (with a cross)’, from the verb signare.Extra examples The Convention requires signatories to punish genocide when it occurs. The document must be signed by an authorized signatory of the company. The public letter and list of signatories can be read here. The signatories included Spain, Italy and Portugal. the signatories to the treaty
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