Definition of endorsement in English:


(US indorsement)


  • 1[mass noun] The action of endorsing someone or something:

    ‘the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement’
    ‘cheques requiring endorsement’
    [count noun] ‘the package was regarded as an endorsement of the government's reform programme’
    ‘the entertainer made millions from Pepsi endorsements’
    • ‘We received full endorsement of the way ahead and validation of the thoroughness of the effort.’
    • ‘An indorsement is not always required to negotiate a bill.’
    • ‘It has received the overwhelming endorsement of the entire US political and media establishment, liberal and conservative alike.’
    • ‘Tim Buttimore, Wilkinson's agent, has received plenty of endorsement offers and media requests since the final.’
    • ‘But it does go back to certain pre-selection, a certain point for the National Party that one person received endorsement and not another.’
    • ‘Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.’
    • ‘Here, the document in question purported to say that the writer had received the relevant credit note and had given it his full endorsement.’
    • ‘We are very proud to receive this quality endorsement, we operate in a highly customer orientated industry, and the focus of the new standard is very much in keeping with our ethos.’
    • ‘And while the paper's editor had apparently been minded to remain neutral, pressure was brought to bear from London that a front page endorsement was required, and nothing less.’
    • ‘It should be in the hands of the people and require their endorsement.’
    • ‘With the overwhelming endorsement from his people, he can rally the nation.’
    countersigning, signing on the back, autographing, initialling, inscribing, superscribing
    support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage
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  • 2(in the UK) a note on a driving licence recording the penalty points incurred for a driving offence.

    • ‘Twenty years ago I had an endorsement on my driving licence, should I be banned from driving?’
    • ‘An £80 fine was imposed, with endorsement of defendant's driving licence and a three months driving disqualification.’
    • ‘This year the Department for Transport is expected to toughen the sentence to make the offence subject to an endorsement of three penalty points and a 60 pounds sterling fixed penalty.’
    • ‘He said he had three endorsements on his driving licence for speeding in 1993, 1997 and 1998 for which he received a fixed-penalty fine.’
    • ‘An endorsement for a drink-driving offence remains on a driving licence for 11 years.’
    • ‘Defendant was disqualified from driving for two years, with endorsement of his driving licence.’
    • ‘Offending motorists will be fined £60 in a notice through the post in which they must return their driving licence for endorsement.’
    • ‘The fixed penalty fine of £60 is bad enough but the additional endorsement of three penalty points is outrageous.’
    • ‘He was fined £100, with endorsement of his driving licence and suspended from driving for a year on the drunk driving summons.’
    • ‘Having heard evidence, the Justices concluded that there were special reasons for not ordering endorsement of the respondent's driving licence.’
    • ‘And it will not reconsider any penalties or driving licence endorsements already imposed’
  • 3A clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in cover.

    • ‘The policy schedule conditions and endorsements shall be read together as one contract and any word or expression in which a specific meaning has been attached in any part shall bear the same meaning wherever it appears.’
    • ‘Our provision of insurance under this policy is conditional upon you observing and fulfilling the terms, provisions, conditions and endorsements of this policy.’
    • ‘Request additional insured endorsements and certificates of insurance from all independent contractors who conduct programs in your name, or come on your premises.’
    • ‘Insurance policies typically have limitations, exclusions, inclusions and endorsements that are confusing and in some cases mutually contradictory.’
    • ‘Often these changes are done through endorsements to the insurance contract.’
    • ‘See my endorsement dated June 13, 2003, attached as Schedule B to these reasons.’
    • ‘I suggest that the endorsement on the record read as follows.’
    • ‘The latter is undoubtedly the case because there is a copy of the disclaimer with an endorsement indicating that the claimant had refused to sign it.’
    • ‘This endorsement extends the liability insurance in your business automobile policy to individual employees who rent a vehicle in their own names while on your business.’