countersigns, 3rd person singular present; countersigned, past participle; countersigning, present participle; countersigned, past tense;
Add a signature to (a document already signed by another person)
each check had to be signed and countersigned
A signal or password given in reply to a soldier on guard
add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity; "You must countersign on this line of the contract"
password: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
countersignature: a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
Countersigning means writing a second signature onto a document. For example, a contract or other official document signed by the representative of a company may be countersigned by his supervisor to verify the authority of the representative. ...
In military terminology, a countersign is a sign, word, or any other signal previously agreed upon and required to be exchanged between a sentry or guard and anybody approaching his or her post. ...
(Countersigned) Signing of a document by more than one official, e.g., a training grant program director and the institutional business official.
an exchange of a secret challenge CODEWORD and its PASSWORD reply, usually called "sign/counter-sign"; see SIGN.
a secret word or signal which must be given to a guard or sentry by someone wishing to pass; password.
A countersign consists of two words: the secret challenge and its password. The words comprising the countersign are issued from the principal headquarters of a command to aid guards in their scrutiny of persons who apply to pass. These words are disseminated only to friendly personnel.
The inscription of one's name at the end of a writing, done by a secretary or a subordinate, to attest to the fact that such a writing has been signed by a principal or a superior, thereby vouching for the genuineness of the signature. ...