Definition of "countersign"
  1. The secondary signing of a document to confirm that it's genuine, usually after someone else has signed it first
How to use "countersign" in a sentence
  1. To validate the contract, the boss will countersign it after his assistant completes the initial sign-off.
  2. The document won't be considered legal until both parties have had a chance to countersign it.
  3. For security reasons, checks require a countersign before they can be processed by the bank.

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