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countersign


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countersign  \Coun`ter*sign"\  (-s?n`;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Countersigned}  (-s?nd`);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Countersigning}.] 
  [Counter-  +  sign:  cf  F.  contresigner.] 
  To  sign  on  the  opposite  side  of  (an  instrument  or  writing); 
  hence  to  sign  in  addition  to  the  signature  of  a  principal  or 
  superior,  in  order  to  attest  the  authenticity  of  a  writing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countersign  \Coun"ter*sign`\,  a. 
  1.  The  signature  of  a  secretary  or  other  officer  to  a  writing 
  signed  by  a  principal  or  superior,  to  attest  its 
  authenticity. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  private  signal,  word  or  phrase,  which  must  be 
  given  in  order  to  pass  a  sentry;  a  watchword. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  countersign 
  n  1:  a  secret  word  or  phrase  known  only  to  a  restricted  group 
  "he  forgot  the  password"  [syn:  {password},  {watchword}, 
  {word},  {parole}] 
  2:  a  second  confirming  signature  endorsing  a  document  already 
  signed  [syn:  {countersignature}] 
  v  :  add  one's  signature  to  after  another's  to  attest 
  authenticity;  "You  must  contersign  on  this  line  of  the 
  contract" 




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