Definition of electronic signature in English:

electronic signature


  • Symbols or other data in digital form attached to an electronically transmitted document as verification of the sender’s intent to sign the document.

    ‘the new rules will make electronic signatures acceptable and speed up the application process’
    • ‘The system is so secure that Congress used it last year to attach electronic signatures to a bill that was then sent to President Clinton via email.’
    • ‘The Electronic Transactions Act provides that an electronic signature has the same valid, binding and legal effect as a handwritten signature.’
    • ‘Even typing your name at the end of an e-mail may be deemed an electronic signature.’
    • ‘In certain applications where an electronic signature is necessary, then some form of biometrics can be combined with a digital certificate.’
    • ‘Signing a message makes use of your key by attaching an electronic signature to your message but not encrypting it.’