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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CIAB has a similar case pending against Nevada's counter-signature law.
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This VeriSign solution incorporates digital signatures representing a level of authentication of the signing party, and an authorizing counter-signature with real-time revocation checking.
The court also found that some forms had alterations yet there were no counter-signatures as required by the law.