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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.]
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(Law) a flourish after a signature, originally to prevent forgery
[C14: via French from Medieval Latin paraphus, variant of paragraphus paragraph]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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a flourish or other embellishment made after a signature, either as idiosyncrasy or to protect against forgery.See also: Writing
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|Noun||1.||paraph - a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)|
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
flourish - an ornamental embellishment in writing
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