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subscribe vb

sub·scribed
sub·scrib·ing
[Latin subscribere , literally, to write beneath, from sub- under + scribere to write]
vt
1 : to write (one's name) underneath or at the end of a document [we now our names as witnesses "W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. "]
2 a : to sign (as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent, obligation, or attestation [such witnesses shall the will in the presence of the testator "West Virginia Code "]
b : to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount
c : to sell (stock) by subscription [over two million shares have been subscribed ]
vi
1 : to sign one's name to a document
;also
: to give consent or approval by signing one's name
2 : to agree to purchase and pay for securities esp. of a new offering [a right to to a share of stock "D. Q. Posin"]
sub·scrib·er n



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.