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  1. mikephd
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    What does 'pp' mean?

    I have just received a letter from City Council. There is a 'pp' right above the officer's signature. Could someone tell me what it means? Thanks.

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    Hello.

    This comes from the Latin 'per procurationem' which means by delegation to, or through the agency of. It is used when signing documents on behalf of someone else.

    Hope this helps.

    Chris.


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    Re: What does 'pp' mean?

    yeah, I agree with Chris.
    and due to my knowledge,
    it usually used when the secretary sign the documents on behalf his or her boss~~


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    Re: What does 'pp' mean?

    I'm never sure exactly where to put PP though, to the left, right, above or below the signature? Can anyone tell me

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    Re: What does 'pp' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Narrowboater View Post
    I'm never sure exactly where to put PP though, to the left, right, above or below the signature? Can anyone tell me
    Given that it stands for 'per pro', it should logically go to the left of the person being signed for:

    <underling's signature>

    pp Mr TooBusy

    But I have seldom seen it used this way, possibly because the people using it don't know what it means.

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    Last edited by BobK; 22-Sep-2006 at 12:19. Reason: Fix typo

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