Meaning of “the undersigned” in the English Dictionary

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"the undersigned" in British English

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the undersignednoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈsaɪnd/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈsaɪnd/ formal

the people whose signatures appear below in the text, usually at the end of a formal letter:

We, the undersigned, strongly object to the closure of St. Mary's Hospital: Dr Jack James, Dr Margaret Curry, Hugh Edwards.

(Definition of “the undersigned” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"undersigned" in American English

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undersignedplural noun

us /ˈʌn·dərˌsɑɪnd/

the people whose signatures appear below, usually at the end of a formal letter:

We, the undersigned, wish to protest the planned closing of the local library.

(Definition of “undersigned” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"the undersigned" in Business English

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the undersignednoun [ S or plural ]

uk us formal

in a document, the person or people who have signed at the end the document to say that they agree with its contents:

We, the undersigned, demand the immediate repeal of these fees.

(Definition of “the undersigned” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)