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paraph.

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Paraph

       Part of speech: noun

      Origin: Late Middle French, 15th century

A flourish after a signature, originally as a precaution against forgery.

Examples in a sentence:

“My father’s signature was recognizable because of his ostentatious paraph.”

“I recognized the paraph rather than the signature itself.”

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Borrowed from the French “paraph,” meaning “paragraph,” with both words based on the Latin “paraphus,” meaning “short horizontal stroke.”

Adding a paraph to one’s signature was an early means of attempting to avoid forgery, since the more ornate one’s paraph, the harder the full signature would be to copy. When a notary signs a document of obligation, such as a mortgage or note referring to money owed, the notary’s signature is called a “paraph.” In this context, a paraph is different from a simple signature, because it certifies the document as legitimate.

“art is the signature of civilizations.”
-beverly sills

 

credits: word genius

krabby!

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not sure this is the best brand name and marketing plan

or that there was a focus group….

 

 

“these were such friendly people, they didn’t notice how crabby we were, and before you knew it everyone was as happy as they were.”

-nora raleigh baskin

egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. – barbara stanwyck

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my name is up in lights

and alas, it tis’nt me

borders no longer

and

dog’s not my partner

but oh, what fun to see

such a name upon

the marquis.

i’ll never be mistaken for pat boone.
sal mineo