countersign: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (n., v.koun'tur-sīn"v.also koun"tur-sīn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a sign used in reply to another sign.
  2. a secret sign that must be given by authorized persons seeking admission through a guarded area.
  3. a signature added to another signature, esp. for authentication.
  1. to sign (a document that has been signed by someone else), esp. in confirmation or authentication.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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