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1. countersign

noun. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group.

Synonyms

  • arcanum
  • watchword
  • word
  • positive identification
  • secret
  • password

Antonyms

  • synonym
  • overt
  • exoteric
  • public

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • sign (English)
  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. countersign

noun. a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed.

Synonyms

  • signature

Antonyms

  • categoreme
  • antonym

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • sign (English)
  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. countersign

verb. add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity.

Antonyms

  • outward

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • sign (English)
  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with countersign


1. Verb, base form
Each cheque must be signed when you get it; you will countersign it when you use it as an ID check.

2. Noun, singular or mass
That second person may then endorse the check, or countersign, and deposit it.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Make sure the cashier watches you countersign the check in the lower left-hand corner.

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