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Definition: Cosigner

Quick Summary of Cosigner

A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for the loan or debt. Many people use cosigners to qualify for a loan or credit card. Landlords may require a cosigner when renting to a student or someone with a poor credit history.

What is the dictionary definition of Cosigner?

Dictionary Definition

one of two or more signers of the same document (as a treaty or declaration)

  1. A cosignatory
  2. A person who accepts joint responsibility for the debt of another

Synonyms For Cosigner


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Cosigner. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 21, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Cosigner. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 21, 2021).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Cosigner are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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