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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.


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


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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When the case is countersigned and the implementing agency has received notification that the case is in Offered status, the implementing agency will sign the document and send it to the customer.
This is an extract of Oslear's letter to the ECB, countersigned by colleague Barry Dudleston.
This print is one of a numbered run of 500 copies signed by the artist, and countersigned by Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE, who in September 1940 flew the actual T9044 on its delivery flight from RAF Pembroke Dock to Oban, on Scotland's west coast.
The GPs, who countersigned cremation forms filled out by Shipman, faced being struck off.
They countersigned his forms to let 214 patients be cremated over 18 years.
Entries must be countersigned by a parent or guardian.
The script, signed and titled by Lennon and countersigned by his wife Yoko Ono in 1969, has the swear word arranged in seven columns with "you" at the centre of the middle column.
The estate tendered a subscription agreement and down payment which was not countersigned by sponsor but held.
Payment Terms: 95 Percent Payment Against Receipted Challan Duly Countersigned By Gazetted Officer And Balance 5 Percent On Acceptance.
But the DAO objected that invalidation certificate was not countersigned by DG Health Services Punjab.
The court heard the normal club practice was to supply him with a number of countersigned blank cheques.