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n. ~ 1. A name, initials, or other distinctive mark made by an individual. - 2. Printing · An identifying mark on the first page of a section of a book. - 3. Printing · Sets of printed pages that, when folded, make up a section of a book.

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A signature1 is often used to indicate a signatory's agreement to the terms of a document. As such, a signature may indicate that a record is complete. - Technically, a signature2, is just the identifying mark on the section, but the term has come to mean the section itself.

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(CTG 1997, p. 1) Historically, the legal concept of signature1 is very broad and can be defined as any mark that is made with the intention of authenticating a marked document or record. Signatures serve to give evidence or authenticate a record by identifying the signer with the signed record. In some contexts, a signature records the signer's approval or authorization of the signed record and the signer's intention to give it legal effect. A signature also has some ceremonial significance, and can impart a sense of clarity and finality to a record or transaction. For purposes of evidence, a signature must provide for 1) signer authentication i.e., the signature must indicate who signed a record and should be difficult for another person to (re)produce without authorization, and 2) record authentication.