- a person or thing closely resembling another, especially in function: Our president is the counterpart of your prime minister.
- a copy; duplicate.
- Law. a duplicate or copy of an indenture.
- one of two parts that fit, complete, or complement one another.
Origin of counterpart
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Examples from the Web for counterpart
Toss in Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus and his Democratic counterpart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, too.Why D.C. Wants an Election About Nothing
October 23, 2014
A PPD agent tells his counterpart that Romney has about 15 minutes.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job
October 2, 2014
But Islamic feminism, like its Western counterpart, is not without controversy.Twin visions of Islamic Feminism Split Muslim Community
September 21, 2014
A similar request was not issued to his Russian counterpart.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin
July 12, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is also getting the cold shoulder from his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu.Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House
April 25, 2014
She was the counterpart of her father; and Doctor Strong had been loved by other men.Her Father's Daughter
The three-legged crow in the sun is the counterpart of the three-legged ram-toad in the moon.The Chinese Fairy Book
The line was, "I will accept nothing which all may not have their counterpart of on the same terms."The American Mind
There is a second, I said, which is the counterpart of the one already named.The Republic
This difference had to have its counterpart in the campaign.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
- a person or thing identical to or closely resembling another
- one of two parts that complement or correspond to each other
- a person acting opposite another in a play
- a duplicate, esp of a legal document; copy
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Word Origin and History for counterpart
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