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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indorsement \In*dorse"ment\, n. [From Indorse; cf. Endorsement.] [Written also endorsement.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of, payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing, usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is assigned and transferred. --Story. Byles. Burrill. [1913 Webster] 3. Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct. [1913 Webster] Blank indorsement. See under Blank. IndorserThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blank \Blank\, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See Blink, and cf. 1st Blanch.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of a white or pale color; without color. [1913 Webster] To the blank moon Her office they prescribed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot. [1913 Webster] 3. Utterly confounded or discomfited. [1913 Webster] Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day. [1913 Webster] 5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness. [1913 Webster] 6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces." --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror. [1913 Webster] Blank bar (Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar. Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball. Blank deed. See Deed. Blank door, or Blank window (Arch.), a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed. Blank indorsement (Law), an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill. Blank line (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats. Blank tire (Mech.), a tire without a flange. Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind. Blank verse. See under Verse. Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall. [1913 Webster]Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
BLANK INDORSEMENT, contracts. An indorsement which does not mention the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill. Chit. Bills, 170. 2. When a bill or note has been indorsed in blank, its negotiability cannot afterwards be restrained. 1 Esp. N. P. Cas. 180; 1 Bl. Rep. 295. As many persons as agree may join in suing on a bill when indorsed in blank; for although it was given to one alone, yet by allowing the others to join in the suit, he has 'Made them sharers in his rights. 8 Camp. N. P. Cas. 239. Vide Indorsement; Negotiable paper; Restrictive indorsement.