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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But what are the landlord's alternatives to countersigning any agreement?
NTPC said, " RIL instead of honouring the contract and executing the GSPA, unilaterally modified the GSPA in December 2005 and signed and forwarded the same to NTPC for countersigning.
According to the suit, the tenant was issued a notice for not paying $132,700 for the first month's rent nor countersigning a floor designation notice.
My second thought was that the type of audit recommendations quoted, that Awema were allegedly in breach of, would probably cover a vast number of smaller organisations in the UK (eg that there was no written limit on the amount a countersigning officer could authorise on a purchase request.