from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See countersign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A signature made to confirm or endorse another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the name of a secretary or other officer countersigned to a writing.
- n. a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a secretary or other subordinate officer countersigned to a writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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.
In Richmond the pastor can open accounts and write checks without any countersignature.
Most secular organizations require a countersignature for dollar amounts above a certain level and for opening bank accounts.
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.
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.
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