countersign

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noun coun·ter·sign \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn \

Definition of countersign

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

countersignature

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈsig-nə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\ noun

Examples of countersign in a Sentence

  1. the guard demanded the countersign

First Known Use of countersign

1591

countersign Synonyms


COUNTERSIGN Defined for Kids

countersign

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noun coun·ter·sign \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn \

Definition of countersign for Students

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

Law Dictionary

countersign

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noun coun·ter·sign \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn \

legal Definition of countersign

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


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