Definition of paraph in English:

paraph

noun

  • A flourish after a signature, originally as a precaution against forgery.

    • ‘Many woodcuts copy manuscript illuminations (or foreign woodcuts, even though in England somewhat cruder cuts do not display much detail), and some try printed rubrication of paraphs or initials.’

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus short horizontal stroke).

Pronunciation:

paraph

/ˈparaf/