Meaning of signatory in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪɡnət(ə)ri/

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nounplural noun signatories

  • A party that has signed an agreement, especially a state that has signed a treaty.

    ‘Britain is a signatory to the convention’
    • ‘the signatory states’
    • ‘With 141 countries ratified, and another nine as signatories to the treaty, great progress has been made.’
    • ‘In our programs, an explicit contract is signed, and we are always a signatory.’
    • ‘Who among the list of signatories will be responsible for implementing your strategy?’
    • ‘Wilson was to become a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and one of the finest legal minds in the new Republic.’
    • ‘All the signatory countries will have to abide by the rules.’
    • ‘The Contract was simple, clear, and its signatories promised to abide by its terms regardless of who controlled Congress.’
    • ‘The signatories committed themselves to taking ‘necessary action’ to aid any member facing attack.’
    • ‘India has refused to be a signatory to the agreements, calling them discriminatory.’
    • ‘Almost all the signatories to the treaty are going to miss their targets.’
    • ‘Many of the original mesmerists were signatories to the first declarations proclaiming the French revolution in 1789.’
    • ‘Counsel advised that not all of the defendants are signatories to the agreement.’
    • ‘Australia was a signatory to the original agreement and has taken an active role in negotiations since that time.’
    • ‘In return, the 182 non-nuclear armed signatories to the treaty pledged to never acquire nuclear arms.’
    • ‘The agreement also required the signatories to establish a joint team to monitor the pond preservation and recovery program.’
    • ‘The three countries are signatories to an international treaty to protect refugees and have a duty to live up to it, she said.’
    • ‘Discussions in London this week could end up with signatories committing themselves to a new measures to ensure that ships entering ports are safe.’
    • ‘Killing, harming or trading in the animal is illegal worldwide, with more than 160 countries being signatories to the treaty.’
    • ‘Another key to successful agreements and treaties is the capacity of signatories to meet the terms of the agreement.’
    • ‘Trade sanctions provide a means of encouraging participation in agreements and penalizing signatories that step out of line.’
    • ‘Treaty signatories also undertake not to dump or allow other states to dump radioactive materials or wastes in the zone of coverage.’


Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘used in sealing documents’): from Latin signatorius ‘of sealing’, from signat- ‘marked (with a sign)’, from the verb signare.