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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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As was said, there are many voices clamoring to insist themselves in and through the sovereign "we." Perhaps this is part of what Derrida means by "there are only countersignatures in this process": not just countersignatures as operators of belated, supplemental regathering, but as the irreducible fact of adjacency, or better, spacing, of irremediable finitude and mutual exteriority that interrupts or unworks the operation of regathering, subjecting it to dissemination and dispersion.
Joycean Temporalities: Debts, Promises, and Countersignatures. By Tony Thwaites.
For risks you must maintain, you can decrease your exposure through risk reduction methods, such as properly training new employees (to reduce the likelihood of accidents) and requiring countersignatures on checks (to reduce the opportunity for embezzlement).