countersign Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “countersign” in the English Dictionary

"countersign" in British English

See all translations

countersignverb [T]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.saɪn/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/ specialized
to write ​yourname on a ​document that already has the signature (= ​name written) of another ​person, ​especially in ​order to show that you are ​certain that the first ​person is who they say they are
(Definition of countersign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"countersign" in Business English

See all translations

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 ​annualaccounts are prepared by the ​treasurer and countersigned by an ​accountant.
(Definition of countersign from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “countersign”
in Chinese (Simplified) 副署,会签(文件)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 副署,會簽(文件)…
What is the pronunciation of countersign?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More