mark 1 n
1: a character usu. in the form of a cross or X that is made as a substitute for a signature by a person who cannot or is unwilling to write
2: a character, device, label, brand, seal, or other sign put on an article or used in connection with a service esp. to show the maker or owner, to certify quality, or for identification:
mark 2 vt
1: to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of
a landowner mark ing his boundary
2: to affix a significant identifying mark (as a trademark) to
mark to the market
1: to adjust (cash deposited with a lender of securities) to the prevailing market price
2: to value (an option or futures contract) in accordance with the market value prevailing on the last business day of the year for tax purposes

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index attaint, attend (heed), brand, characterize, clue, color (complexion), consider, deface, degree (station), demarcate, denote, designate, designation (symbol), discriminate (distinguish), earmark, eminence, expression (manifestation), feature (characteristic), goal, heed, importance, impression, index (catalog), indicant, indication, indicator, inscribe, inscription, intention, interest (concern), label (noun), label (verb), magnitude, manifest, manifestation, monument, note (notice), note (record), notice (observe), objective, observe (watch), particularity, perceive, prestige, property (distinctive attribute), recognize (perceive), record, regard (pay attention), reputation, select, significance, signify (denote), smear, speciality, specialty (distinctive mark), stain, stamp, subscribe (sign), symbol, symptom, target, trademark, trait, witness (have direct knowledge of)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An "X" or other writing that serves as a signature, made by a person who is too weak or does not know how to sign his or her full name.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   an "X" made by a person who is illiterate or too weak to sign his/her full name, used in the expression "His Mark," or "Her Mark." On the rare occasion that this occurs, the "X" should be within or next to a notation such as "Theresa Testator, her mark." If the mark is intended as a signature to a will it should be formally witnessed (as signatures are) to make the will valid.
   See also: will

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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