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Countersignature

A second signature by a second person on a document. Countersignatures exist for authentication. For example, the prime minister may be required to countersign a law the president approves in order to guarantee approval. Likewise, a witness may countersign a will to show that it really represents the testator's wishes.
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This is an extract of Oslear's letter to the ECB, countersigned by colleague Barry Dudleston.
Mr Pickavance said: ``As a result and investigation started and all applications countersigned by O'Toole, Woods and Saunders were examined.
The dose was changed from 10mg to 20mg of the drug without being countersigned by a medical officer.
At the official civic event, Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Coun Gerry Scott, countersigned the historic sporting protocol, another first in the longstanding relations between the two cities, spanning several centuries in maritime terms.
But there have been no takers under the new system, where evidence must be countersigned by parents, social workers or teachers to help pay for trips with cultural value.
Other Kennedy family material in the sale will include an unredeemed $50 American Express Travelers Cheque signed and countersigned by Jacqueline Onassis in 1980 and a photo signed by Mrs.
Payment Terms: 95 Percent Advance Payment Against Inspection Certificate And Receipted Challan Duly Verified By Consignee And Countersigned By Gazetted Officer Of Consignee And Balance 5 Percent Against Receipt Note.
The court heard the normal club practice was to supply him with a number of countersigned blank cheques.
The panel heard how dozens of bodies were released for cremation after the doctors countersigned Shipman's documents in circumstances where the coroner should have become involved.
The affordable housing policy document notes: 'In such circumstances, the council will expect the developer to submit a viability analysis countersigned by an independent valuer.
So I called the Head of Press (Dennis) to ask if the Chief Executive (Dennis) could explain how the Head of Compliance (Dennis) countersigned cheques signed by the Head of Finance (you get the idea).
The finding came to be interpreted as ''gross negligence'' on the part of the two pilots, Flight Lieutenants Jonathan Tapper and Richard Cook, by senior officers who countersigned the inquiry report.