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  1. a signature added by way of countersigning.
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Origin of countersignature

First recorded in 1835–45; counter(sign) + signature
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Related Words for counter-signature

confirmation, permission, backing, recommendation, commercial, advocacy, favor, ratification, signature, approval, affirmation, fiat, okay, go-ahead, approbation, stroke, qualification, sanction, warrant, countersignature

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Historical Examples of counter-signature

  • My new passport would not carry me without the Zabit or Police Magistrate's counter-signature, said the consul.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7


  • All imperial rescripts require the counter-signature of the chancellor before attaining validity.