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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterpart  \Coun"ter*part`\  (koun"t?r-p?rt`),  n. 
  1.  A  part  corresponding  to  another  part  anything  which 
  answers,  or  corresponds,  to  another;  a  copy;  a  duplicate; 
  a  facsimile. 
 
  In  same  things  the  laws  of  Normandy  agreed  with  the 
  laws  of  England,  so  that  they  seem  to  be  as  it 
  were  copies  or  counterparts  one  of  another.  --Sir 
  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  (Law)  One  of  two  corresponding  copies  of  an  instrument;  a 
  duplicate. 
 
  3.  A  person  who  closely  resembles  another. 
 
  4.  A  thing  may  be  applied  to  another  thing  so  as  to  fit 
  perfectly,  as  a  seal  to  its  impression;  hence  a  thing 
  which  is  adapted  to  another  thing  or  which  supplements 
  it  that  which  serves  to  complete  or  complement  anything 
  hence  a  person  or  thing  having  qualities  lacking  in 
  another;  an  opposite. 
 
  O  counterpart  Of  our  soft  sex,  well  are  you  made  our 
  lords.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counterpart 
  n  1:  a  person  or  thing  having  the  same  function  or 
  characteristics  as  another  [syn:  {opposite  number},  {vis-a-vis}] 
  2:  a  duplicate  copy  [syn:  {similitude},  {twin}] 




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