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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Keter also said the commissioners will countersign contracts before payments are made.
Many people are unaware that doctors are no longer needed to countersign passport applications or issue certificates for short-term sick leave, leading some to book special appointments just for such purposes.
Apparently, sponsor after obtaining its 15 percent to make the conversion effective from other purchaser refused to honor or countersign the estate's purchase agreement.
He said after reviewing them, he would countersign them for De Lima's signature.
Brown, highly regarded by her bosses, was caught when staff realised she had taken the money without getting a colleague to countersign a withdrawal form.
Many people are unaware that doctors are no longer needed to countersign passport applications or issue certificates for short-term sick-leave, leading some to book special appointments just for such purposes.
The court heard that Woods, of Pinewood Avenue, Croxteth, became involved when her father asked her to countersign some applications.
And the US, while insisting it supported Britain's diplomatic push, did not countersign the latest UK proposal at a three-hour meeting of the United Nations security council in New York last night.
One such effort came to life on August 13, 2001 as procedures were implemented to allow the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to electronically coordinate and countersign letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) documents.
Those who have tenancy agreements that end before the five years of the agreement are up will have to approach their landlord and ask them to countersign the agreement with them.
Other measures announced include taking doctors off the list of individuals who can countersign applications for driving licences and passports.