(1) signed at the behest of... (2) His/her mark [name is then printed]
(1) In the US, the answer above MIGHT be used when a person is absent, but no one can sign a legally binding document for another person unless they hold a proxy.
(2) If the person is illiterate. If the person is illiterate, they still have to sign their own X. The literate person writes after it "His mark" and then prints the name below.
Example of "signed at the behest of":
Accounting for the 39th name, Read signed at the behest of fellow Delawarean Dickinson, who had left the Convention early because of illness. ...
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