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countersign

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noun coun·ter·sign \-ˌsīn\

Definition of countersign

  1. 1 :  a signature attesting the authenticity of a document already signed by another

  2. 2 :  a sign given in reply to another; specifically :  a military secret signal that must be given by one wishing to pass a guard

countersign transitive verb
coun·ter·sig·na·ture play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈsig-nə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\ noun


Examples of countersign

  1. <the guard demanded the countersign>



1591

First Known Use of countersign

1591


COUNTERSIGN Defined for Kids

countersign

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noun coun·ter·sign \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn\

Definition of countersign

  1. :  a secret signal that must be given by a person wishing to pass a guard :  password





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