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John Hancock

n. Informal
A person's signature.

[After John Hancock (from the prominence of his signature on the Declaration of Independence).]

John Hancock

n
informal US and Canadian a person's signature: put your John Hancock on this form. Also called: John Henry
[after John Hancock, from his clear and legible signature on the American Declaration of Independence]

John′ Han′cock


n.
a person's signature.
[1840–50, Amer.; after John Hancock, from the boldness and legibility of his signature]

John Hancock

A person’s signature; from the prominent signature made by John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.John Hancock - American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental CongressJohn Hancock - American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)
2.John Hancock - a person's own signatureJohn Hancock - a person's own signature    
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
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