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countersign

noun

1 countersign

A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group.

synonyms: parole, password, watchword, word.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: paswoord, consigne, parool, password, schibbolet, sjibbolet, sleutel, wachtwoord
Polish: hasło, parol



2 countersign

A second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed.

synonym: countersignature.

Dutch: medeondertekening, contrasigneren, medeondertekenen
Polish: kontrasygnata

verb

1 countersign

Add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity.

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Roget 771: give security, give bail, give substantial bail; go bail; pawn, impawn, spout, mortgage, hypothecate, impignorate.    guarantee, warrant, warrantee, assure; ... show more

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Dutch: medeondertekenen, meeondertekenen


Moby thesaurus: ID card, John Hancock, OK, X, accept, accredit, affirm, amen, approve, assure, authenticate, authorize, autograph, avouch, badge, calligram, calling card, card, certify, christcross ... show more.

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