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tr.v. co·signed, co·sign·ing, co·signs
1. To sign (a document) jointly.
2. To endorse (another's signature), as for a loan.

co·sign′er n.
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(Law) a cosignatory
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(ˈkoʊˌsaɪ nər, koʊˈsaɪ-)

1. a cosignatory.
2. a joint signer of a negotiable instrument, esp. a promissory note.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosigner - one of two or more signers of the same document (as a treaty or declaration)
signatory, signer - someone who signs and is bound by a document
2.cosigner - a signer in addition to the principal signer (to verify the authenticity of the principal signature or to provide surety)
signatory, signer - someone who signs and is bound by a document
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If your own credit is too poor to get a personal loan, consider using someone else with good credit as a cosigner. Usually, this person is a close friend or family member who agrees to make loan payments if you default on it.
If you have a mortgage or other loans that are jointly held with a cosigner, your death would leave the cosigner responsible for the entire debt.
An iHELP Consolidation loan offers the option to release a cosigner after 24 months of consecutive on time payments.
Conversely, the reinsurer is not liable to the original insured, since they are not a cosigner of the policy issued.
Better than half--65 percent--plan to have a spouse or partner serve as a cosigner on their home purchase.
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The 2014 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Set ($80) brings collectors the new generation of stars along with some of the greatest ever to play the game, and guarantees an autographed card--perhaps Mark McGwire--as well as a cosigner card featuring two stars, such as Ken Griffey Jr.
It said that its Smart Option Student Loan rewards customers for minimising loan costs and includes consumer safeguards such as cosigner participation, disciplined underwriting, school certification, in-school payments and proactive customer contact.
The CFPB report also highlights a case where a borrower's cosigner declared bankruptcy without the borrower knowing.
Some have to resort to paying an insurance company the equivalent of nearly two months' rent to act as a cosigner - roughly an extra $4,000 per year.