Meaning of “countersign” in the English Dictionary

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"countersign" in British English

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countersignverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.tə.saɪn/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ.saɪn/ specialized

(Definition of “countersign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"countersign" in Business English

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countersignverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkaʊntəsaɪn/ us /-ṱɚ-/

to sign an important document that someone else has already signed, in order to make it able to be accepted:

The club's annual accounts are prepared by the treasurer and countersigned by an accountant.

(Definition of “countersign” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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