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 Court could have referred the issue to a legal translation expert, but was instead satisfied with using Al Faroqi's Legal Dictionary as an authority in translation, and analysed the context of the word 'countersign' within the context of the charterparty to determine the meaning of the word from the various meanings given in the dictionary.
On Wednesday, Yane Yanev, leader of the marginal conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party, drew attention to the fact that none of the four Justice Ministers in the period 2002-2012 (Anton Stankov, Georgi Petkanov, Miglena Tacheva and Margarita Popova) had countersigned the pardon decrees issued by Vice President Angel Marin.
The government expressed its uneasiness over "countersign crisis" and military expressed its reaction regarding "force commanders".
"There's a provision where the owner is supposed to countersign and return the lease to the tenant within 30 days of the owner's receipt of the renewal lease as signed by tenant.
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The statement said her husband should also countersign such affidavit in acknowledgment of the contents of the affidavit.
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.
County commissioners have already been instructed to countersign all contract certificates for government projects before contractors are paid.
He said after reviewing them, he would countersign them for De Lima's signature.
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