Countersignature

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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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Entries must be counter signed by both the nominated teacher and the Head teacher.
'You can't just go into a gun shop and buy a gun, you need a licence and that has to be counter signed by a professional like a doctor or a policeman.
``We promote the Iaith Gwaith - Working Welsh scheme and offer customers a bilingual servicein-store with distinctive counter signs, window and wall stickers and badges that clearly identify bilingual staff.
Indeed, we in Menter Iaith Caerdydd (Cardiff Welsh Language Initiative) distribute hundreds of badges, counter signs and so forth every year and are constantly contacting the Welsh Language Board to order new stock, as do all Mentrau Iaith throughout Wales.
As for retail, Cohen said that the company will work closely with its partners to create displays, such as counter signs, that promote the study.