One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or state signing a treaty or other document jointly with others.
- ‘The report also says cheques should not be pre-signed, and the principal should be made a co-signatory.’
- ‘Since Dublin is the joint partner to the Agreement and co-signatory, it is hard to imagine how such a body could not have Dublin on board.’
- ‘Since then, it has joined many of its co-signatories in more or less ignoring the treaty's provisions.’
- ‘The co-signatories, and their representatives, were reduced to the role of spectators in the armistice's application.’
- ‘He may see himself and his co-signatories as pious people, and may well believe that they are.’
- ‘His visiting French counterpart was a co-signatory.’
- ‘But since Britain was, until 2000, still the only original co-signatory not to incorporate the Convention into its domestic law, citizens could not use it to appeal to British courts.’
- ‘Hamm and his co-signatories asked in their open letter to the president.’
- ‘There are co-signatories to this theory.’
- ‘In the forward to the report I described it as comprehensive, balanced, and robust; so did the co-signatory to the forward.’
- ‘State radio said yesterday he appealed to co-signatories in the agreement, including Britain, ‘to work toward making it work’.’
- ‘The issue was dropped from the convention itself because some cosignatories opposed a ban.’
- ‘I understand he would have needed a co-signatory to withdraw the money.’
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