accommodation party

A person who has signed a bill or note as maker, drawer, acceptor, or indorser for the purpose of lending his name to the credit of some other person. 11 Am J2d B & N § 12 1. Under the Commercial Code, absence of consideration is not a requisite of status as an accomodation party, the essential characteristic being that he signed as a surety, not that he signed gratuitously. 11 Am J2d B & N § 121.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • accommodation party (maker) — n. A person who signs his or her name to a note or commercial paper to lend credit to another signer, the accommodated party, without consideration and thereby assuming liability for the debt; a cosigner or surety. The Essential Law Dictionary.… …   Law dictionary

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