Definition of countercheck in English:


Syllabification: count·er·check
Pronunciation: /ˈkountərˌCHek


  • 1A second check for security or accuracy.
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    • They're very interested in maintaining the appropriate levels of checks and counterchecks in the business because a good deal of their money is on the line.
    • The Chaldaean and Babylonian empires were the first to build an elaborate system of checks and counterchecks, primarily to minimize errors and to safeguard state property from dishonest tax collectors.


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  • Stop (something) by acting to cancel or counteract it: the king with his own hand wrote to countercheck his former decree
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    • To countercheck the view that pluralism is tolerable or inevitable, the CDF published a declaration, Dominus Iesus.
    • When two time travelers fight over something, they employ multitudes of selves to check and countercheck each other until there are swarms of you around.

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