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 for Blank indorsement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indorsement \In*dorse"ment\, n. [From Indorse; cf.
     Endorsement.] [Written also endorsement.]
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     1. The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other
        written instrument.
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     2. That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or
        other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of,
        payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing,
        usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a
        negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is
        assigned and transferred. --Story. Byles. Burrill.
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     3. Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a
        rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct.
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     Blank indorsement. See under Blank. Indorser

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blank \Blank\, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F.
     blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white,
     G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98.
     See Blink, and cf. 1st Blanch.]
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     1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
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              To the blank moon
              Her office they prescribed.           --Milton.
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     2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty
        space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said
        of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a
        blank check; a blank ballot.
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     3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
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              Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton.
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     4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space;
        a blank day.
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     5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank
        desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections,
        hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of
        sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.
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     6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated
        characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.;
        expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces."
        --C. Kingsley.
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              The blank . . . glance of a half returned
              consciousness.                        --G. Eliot.
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     7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
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     Blank bar (Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in
        an action of trespass to assign the certain place where
        the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar.
     Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball.
     Blank deed. See Deed.
     Blank door, or Blank window (Arch.), a depression in a
        wall of the size of a door or window, either for
        symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion
        of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.
     Blank indorsement (Law), an indorsement which omits the
        name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is
        usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on
        the back of the bill.
     Blank line (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a
        line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
     Blank tire (Mech.), a tire without a flange.
     Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind.
     Blank verse. See under Verse.
     Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BLANK INDORSEMENT, contracts. An indorsement which does not mention the name 
  of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by writing the 
  name of the indorser on the back of the bill. Chit. Bills, 170. 
       2. When a bill or note has been indorsed in blank, its negotiability 
  cannot afterwards be restrained. 1 Esp. N. P. Cas. 180; 1 Bl. Rep. 295. As 
  many persons as agree may join in suing on a bill when indorsed in blank; 
  for although it was given to one alone, yet by allowing the others to join 
  in the suit, he has 'Made them sharers in his rights. 8 Camp. N. P. Cas. 
  239. Vide Indorsement; Negotiable paper; Restrictive indorsement. 

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