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A signature (; from Latin: signare, "to sign") is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as readily identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, which is chiefly an artistic signature. This can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst fully publishing their autograph.

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    NSW Effective date and signature date

    I am renting from my daughter using a verbal agreement. I need to have a written agreement for the pension. There are no issues about the contract using a standard form, however we want it to be clear that this agreement is 5 years old and use a signature date showing 2016. We want to use the...
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    QLD Signature fraud

    Can someone forge a signature on a legal document even if they have permission to do so
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    Suspect a fake document submitted as liability in probate in p

    My sister and I are joint executors and beneficiaries of our parents estate. My (older) sister always took on the roll of 'provider' if my parents needed help with property maintenance but it was no big deal until now, 6 months after my mum's passing. I lived with my mum for about 14 years until...