countersign

noun
coun·​ter·​sign | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn How to pronounce countersign (audio) \

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

Other Words from countersign

countersign transitive verb
countersignature \ ˌkau̇n-​tər-​ˈsig-​nə-​ˌchu̇r How to pronounce countersign (audio) , -​chər , -​ˌtyu̇r , -​ˌtu̇r \ noun

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Examples of countersign in a Sentence

the guard demanded the countersign

First Known Use of countersign

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of countersign was in 1591

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“Countersign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countersign. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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countersign

noun
coun·​ter·​sign | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn How to pronounce countersign (audio) \

Kids Definition of countersign

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

countersign

noun
coun·​ter·​sign | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsīn How to pronounce countersign (audio) \

Legal Definition of countersign

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

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