countersign countersign

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
  2. (n) a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
  3. (v) add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity

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Usage(s):

  1. To defeat fakery, they fixed upon a countersign, wrote it down, sealed it in an envelope.
  2. Two nearby doctors worried about the large number of cremation certificates he asked them to countersign.
  3. Under French law these ladies have no vote and, should one have occasion to sign a check while in office, her husband must countersign it to make it legal.

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