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coun•ter•sign



Pronunciation: (
n., v.koun'tur-sīn";
v. also koun"tur-sīn'),
[key]
n.
1. a sign used in reply to another sign.
2. Mil.a secret sign that must be given by authorized persons seeking admission through a guarded area.
3. a signature added to another signature, esp. for authentication.

v.t.
to sign (a document that has been signed by someone else), esp. in confirmation or authentication.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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