from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flourish made after or below a signature, originally to prevent forgery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flourish made after or below one's signature, originally to prevent forgery.
- v. To add a paraph to; to sign, especially with one's initials.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flourish made with the pen at the end of a signature. In the Middle Ages, this formed a sort of rude safeguard against forgery.
- transitive v. To add a paraph to; to sign, esp. with the initials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In diplomatics, the figure formed by a flourish of a pen at the conclusion of a signature, formerly used as a precaution against forgers; the flourish.
- To append a paraph to: hence, to sign, especially with the signer's initials. Also paragraph.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)
In my last paraph I did not intend to imply that I am or could ever be a father, I meant only to suggest that I can understand how a muy macho studmuffin might be justly proud of his way with the Laydeeze.
"Yes, he bears the royal arms on his shield, but yet, if we remember rightly, the crown and paraph of our ancestor Edward the Third are wanting."
"He has now added this crown and this paraph to his coat-of-arms," said
The youthful paraph under the signature, the symmetry, the feminine curves of the handwriting are some of the elements to look for.
If your Xbox 360 avatar appears unfulfilled despite a virtual closet packed with game-related paraph ...
*rummages around closet looking for Viking paraph…paraf…stuff*
'Priam's lamentation, — — lamentations of Hecuba, &c.' ■ paraph rafe on Horace,
Répentigny, "with the capital" C, "or" Répentigny "alone, in a bold hand, with a paraph.