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A mark when the person making the same intended it as such. 1 USC
To write one's name to an instrument of writing in order to give the effect intended; the name thus written is called a signature.
The signature is usually made at the bottom of the instrument but in wills it has been held that when a testator commenced his will With these words;, "I, A B, make this my will," it was a sufficient signing but this decision is said to be absurd.pBy signature is understood the act of putting down a man's name, at the end of an instrument, to attest its validity. The name thus written is also called a signature.
It is not necessary that a party should write his name himself, to constitute a signature; his mark is now beld sufficient though he was able to write. A signature made by a party, another person guiding his band with his consent, is sufficient.
eccl. law. The name of a sort of rescript, without seal, containing the supplication, the signature of the pope or his delegate, and the grant of a pardon.