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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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She added, however, that the President's prerogative to grant, restore, relieve from and withdraw Bulgarian citizenship involved a shared responsibility and therefore had to be countersigned by the Justice Minister.
Dr Jeremy Dirckze worked close to Shipman's one-man practice in Hyde, Greater Manchester, and countersigned 35 cremation forms for the mass murderer between 1995 and 1998.
All applicants will be expected to have addressed IP issues with their proposed collaborators before submitting their applications and to have documented the status of their arrangements by providing a copy of a signed agreement, a signed Memorandum of Understanding between collaborating institutions or a letter of collaboration countersigned by all relevant parties that describes the IP issues and provides applicants with all rights necessary to perform activities required by the research plans.
18, 1993, IRS attorneys expressed a reservation to the settlement, writing in bold type that "no settlement occurs until closing agreements are signed by your clients and countersigned by the appropriate Service representative.
It also serves as a check-and-balance system to doctors, such as reminding a physician if a prescription needs [to be] countersigned.
Endorsement Effective: Countersigned By: Named Insured: (Authorized Representative)
After coordination was complete, the case was physically countersigned by DSCA and returned to the implementing agency for mailing to the customer.
Ayash alleged that she was libeled in a 1995 Globe story that said she had countersigned the medical order that brought about Lehman's death.
Now the UK Passport Agency, a branch of the Home Office, is to investigate whether Mr Cash has countersigned passport applications during his decade of deceit.
The ban was countersigned by the secretary, Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, the architect of the Novus Ordo Missae.
Then send us your card, countersigned by a club official, along with the coupon printed and you'll win a set of three Top- Flite balls.
The Rent Stabilization Code and the renewal form all say they are not binding until countersigned and delivered by the landlord to the tenants," he said.