from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name of a secretary or other subordinate officer countersigned to a writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed.
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- noun A
signaturemade to confirmor endorseanother.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
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Norway recognize the law of refusing countersignature, which is found for instance in the Swedish Constitution.
A signature and countersignature have been a requirement for 125 years.
Most secular organizations require a countersignature for dollar amounts above a certain level and for opening bank accounts.
In Richmond the pastor can open accounts and write checks without any countersignature.
The lower portion bore the seal of the Treasury, a signature line for the "holder" and a countersignature line for the Assistant Secretary for Administration.
Will Liddy, G. Gordon 1980
The Storthing resolved on having a separate Consular Service, the Ministers sent in their requests to resign, to avoid, as they declared, rousing a constitutional dispute on the countersignature question which might bring about consequences
The new parliamentary interpretation of these prescriptions of responsibility, especially the right of refusing countersignature, was opposed by the King, who adhered to the old only possible forms.
And that § 31 is unconditional in its prescription of the duty of the authorised countersignature of the Prime Minister is a conception that is acceded to by those writers on State law who have framed the
The Cabinet sought, on their side, to defend the interpretation given in later years to the fundamental law, that it presupposed the right of refusing countersignature, but could, as a precedent, for present circumstances, only quote the not altogether applicable opinion -- after full consideration -- of the Norwegian Cabinet in 1847 [58: 4].
Occasions might therefore occur when it was not only right, but also a duty to refuse countersignature.