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countersign 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈkountərˌsīn/,
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countersigns, 3rd person singular present; countersigned, past participle; countersigning, present participle; countersigned, past tense;
  1. Add a signature to (a document already signed by another person)
    • - each check had to be signed and countersigned
Noun
  1. A signal or password given in reply to a soldier on guard


  1. add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity; "You must countersign on this line of the contract"
  2. password: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
  3. countersignature: a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
  4. 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. ...
  5. 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. ...
  6. (Countersigned) Signing of a document by more than one official, e.g., a training grant program director and the institutional business official.
  7. an exchange of a secret challenge CODEWORD and its PASSWORD reply, usually called "sign/counter-sign"; see SIGN.
  8. a secret word or signal which must be given to a guard or sentry by someone wishing to pass; password.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ...