Countersign

Definition of Countersign

Coun`ter`sign´   Pronunciation: ~s?n`; 277
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Countersigned (-s?nd`); p. pr. & vb. n. Countersigning.]
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.

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