Countercheck Coun"ter*check` (koun"t?r-ch?k`), n. 1. A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover. [1913 Webster]

2. Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check. [1913 Webster]

The system of checks and counterchecks. --J. H. Newton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Countercheck — Coun ter*check (koun t?r ch?k ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterchecked} ( ch?ckt ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterchecking}.] To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countercheck — index arrest (stop), balk, check (restrain), counter, prevent, withstand Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • countercheck — [kount′ər chek΄; ] for v., also [ kount΄ər chek′] n. 1. anything that checks, restrains, etc. 2. a check upon a check; double check vt. 1. to check or restrain by a counteraction 2. to check again; confirm by a second check …   English World dictionary

  • countercheck — n. & v. n. 1 a a restraint that opposes something. b a restraint that operates against another. 2 a second check, esp. for security or accuracy. 3 archaic a retort. make a countercheck on …   Useful english dictionary

  • countercheck — I. noun Date: 1584 a check or restraint often operating against something that is itself a check II. transitive verb Date: 1579 1. check, counteract 2. to check a second time for verification …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • countercheck — n. /kown teuhr chek /; v. /kown teuhr chek /, n. 1. a check that opposes or restrains. 2. a check controlling or confirming another check. v.t. 3. to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action. 4. to control or confirm …   Universalium

  • countercheck — 1. noun a) A restriction or limit b) A second check (in order to confirm or deny a previous one) 2. verb a) To restrict or …   Wiktionary

  • countercheck — n. opposing or restraining check; inspection which confirms another inspection v. check again, reinspect (in order to verify) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • countercheck — coun·ter·check …   English syllables

  • countercheck — coun•ter•check n. [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɛk[/t]] v. [[t]ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɛk[/t]] n. 1) a check that opposes or restrains 2) to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action 3) to control or confirm by a second check • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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