check endorsement

  

Definition

Signature included on the front or back of a check acknowledging that both parties have agreed to exchange the specified amount on the document. The signature or account information included on the back of a check acknowledges that the intended recipient received the document and deposited it. To cash a check, the issuer and the recipient must endorse the document.

Use check endorsement in a sentence

  • The thief thought he had struck gold when he stole the old woman's checkbook but realized each and every check was worthless without the check endorsement.

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  • The bank teller immediately looked for the check endorsement, making sure that the recipient had assigned it, before making the deposit.

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  • We were instructed to thoroughly verify the check endorsement as a higher than usual amount of bad checks had been detected recently.

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