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Countersignature

 

in the state law of some bourgeois states, the signing by the premier or other authorized minister of a normative act of parliament or of the head of state, thereby giving the act legal force. Countersignature is provided for in the constitutions of all bourgeois parliamentary countries (for example, the Italian Constitution, art. 89). In France since 1962, that is, since the institution of direct presidential elections, presidential decrees do not enter into force without countersignature by the premier. The most important decrees of the French premier must, in turn, have the countersignature of the appropriate ministers as a sign of their agreement with the given decree.

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Professions other than doctors have been able to countersign passport applications since 2001, including teachers, bank staff and social workers.
Professions other than doctors - including teachers, bank staff and social workers - have been able to countersign passport applications since 2001.
DSCA would in-turn coordinate, countersign, and mail the documents back to the implementing agency.
Clearly this is something that necessitates early negotiations and agreement between landlords and tenant and it seems that if the landlord is unwilling to countersign a tenant's application in circumstances where the tenancy does not include the prescriptive five years, the tenant may have to exclude some of the land affected from the agreement.
Det Con Holmes also warned people asked to countersign passports they could be jailed if, through 'naivety or neglect', they helped bogus applicants gain a passport.
She signed out the money with her own initials in keeping with procedure at the home but failed to get a colleague to countersign the money had been taken out.
He dreamed up the signal by which Woodward would summon him to a meeting ( a flowerpot innocuously displayed on the reporter's balcony ( and hatched the countersign by which Felt could contact Woodward, a clock face inked on Page 20 of Woodward's daily New York Times.
He shall ensure the marker has signed the card, countersign the card himself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible.
Dame Winifred Prentice, 83, said she had agreed to countersign the cheques from a church-funded youth training company.
This was pointed out to the cashier,but he said that he could countersign a piece of paper in front of another cashier at another bank and they might cash them.
After passing sentence, the judge said he had dealt with a number of similar cases recently and added: 'I have become concerned about the ease with which people are able to make and countersign passport applications.