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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The Council won a similar suit challenging the Florida counter-signature law Sept.
Under the new regulations the Government will present a contract to the local or foreign firm, and, depending on the amount of the transaction and the overall procurement budget of the entity making the purchase, the contract may require a counter-signature of the Office of the Comptroller General of Costa Rica;
The only consistent requirement is that the signature and counter-signature on the check match.