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Countersign

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. To write one's name at the end of a document—in addition to the inscription of a name by another—to attest to the authenticity of the signature.

countersign

verb certify, confirm, corroborate, execute, ratify, sanction, second, support
See also: attest, certify, confirm, corroborate, cosign, indorse, trademark, underwrite, witness

countersign

to sign (a document already signed by another).

COUNTERSIGN. To countersign is to sign on the opposite side of an instrument already signed by some other person or officer, in order to secure its character of a genuine paper; as a bank note is signed by the president and countersigned by the cashier.

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An obligation for BGC to complete the tender offer in accordance with the terms of the agreement if the CME merger vote fails and GFI countersigns the agreement;
The form must be signed in the presence of a health or social services professional who countersigns it; if the professional countersigning is not the attending physician, the signed form is given to the attending physician.
That's perhaps due to the delicacy of her work, which dusts for traces of human occupation in landscape and architecture: Her film of a verdant Ugandan vista, Out of the Blue, 2002, for example, countersigns its imagery with the nondiegetic sounds of voices and crackling fire, hitching together the story of Idi Amin's 1972 expulsion of his country's Asian citizens--the artist among them--and the tradition of British landscape painting.
Also, make sure the presenter countersigns the check in the lower left corner in your presence.