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countersignature

[ koun-ter-sig-nuh-cher ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈsɪg nə tʃər /
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noun
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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How to use countersignature in a sentence

  • In accordance with royal proclamation important acts of the government require the countersignature of all of the ministers.

    The Governments of Europe|Frederic Austin Ogg
  • Occasions might therefore occur when it was not only right, but also a duty to refuse countersignature.

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