private signature

Definition of "private signature"
  1. A type of signature placed on a legal document, such as a contract or a will, which hasn't been observed by a witness or authenticated by a notary public
How to use "private signature" in a sentence
  1. The private signature on the contract was under scrutiny because it lacked notary authentication.
  2. The buyer's obligations outlined in the agreement were considered invalid as they were based on a private signature that lacked witness verification.
  3. Without a witness or notary, his private signature on the will raised questions about its legitimacy.

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