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counterpart

[ koun-ter-pahrt ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌpɑrt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of counterpart

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at counter-, part
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British Dictionary definitions for counterpart

counterpart
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːt) /

noun

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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