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counterpart Syllabification: coun·ter·part
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌpärt/

Definition of counterpart in English:


1A person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place: the minister held talks with his French counterpart
More example sentences
  • The clothes the actresses wear are noticeably different from their Western counterparts.
  • The aim of the council is to mirror the actions and functions of its adult counterpart and to get the young people interested in politics.
  • Does he find teenage girls tend to express their rage differently than their male counterparts?
equivalent, opposite number, peer, equal, coequal, parallel, complement, analog, match, twin, mate, fellow, brother, sister
2 Law One of two or more copies of a legal document.
Example sentences
  • The discrepancy between the lease and the counterpart was not noticed at the time.
  • The deviation resulted because the counterparts held by me did not include Computer's signatures.
  • First s.7 has no counterpart in the Directive and can neither be used to construe it or to judge its effect.

Words that rhyme with counterpart

Bundesrat • Robsart

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