- 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 counterparts
But Secretary of State John Kerry has worked closely with his Turkish counterparts to reach an Israel-Hamas ceasefire.Turkish Leader Doubles Down on Blaming Israel for Anti-Semitism
August 6, 2014
The CIA has conducted espionage operations inside Germany for decades without telling their counterparts.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin
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During that deployment, as an adviser, I met with Iraqi counterparts weekly, sometimes more.The View of Iraq From Troops in Afghanistan
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In January, French riot police were brought in to train their Brazilian counterparts.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
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The armed forces of NATO members have also been working with their counterparts in the Russian military, on and off, for years.Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say
April 22, 2014
They were counterparts of each other, except in one small particular.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Yet their counterparts can still be seen along the Norwegian coast.All Afloat
And as it was in this stage, so the other stages were counterparts.Five Little Peppers at School
Does the world, Senor, contain the stuff to make their counterparts?Remember the Alamo
Amelia E. Barr
These lions are precisely the counterparts of those in the doorways of Modena and Verona.The Cathedral Builders
- 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 counterparts
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