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countercheck

[ noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɛk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɛk /
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noun
a check that opposes or restrains.
a check controlling or confirming another check.
verb (used with object)
to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
to control or confirm by a second check.
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Origin of countercheck

First recorded in 1550–60; counter- + check1

Other definitions for countercheck (2 of 2)

counter check

noun
a blank check available in a bank for the use of a depositor in making a withdrawal from that bank.

Origin of counter check

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for countercheck

countercheck

noun (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɛk)
a check or restraint, esp one that acts in opposition to another
a restraint that reinforces another restraint
a double check, as for accuracy
verb (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk) (tr)
to oppose by counteraction
to control or restrain by a second check
to double-check
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