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A flourish made after or below a signature, originally to prevent forgery.
[French paraphe, from Old French paraffe, abbreviated signature, from Medieval Latin paraphus, paragraph sign, short for paragraphus; see paragraph.]
(Law) a flourish after a signature, originally to prevent forgery
[C14: via French from Medieval Latin paraphus, variant of paragraphus paragraph]
paraph- As a verb, to divide into paragraphs; the noun can mean a flourish made after a signature, especially to make it unique.
See also related terms for signature.
a flourish or other embellishment made after a signature, either as idiosyncrasy or to protect against forgery.See also: Writing