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COUNTERSIGN

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 316 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNTERSIGN, a military term for a sign, word or signal previously arranged and required to be given by persons approaching a sentry, guard or other post. In some armies the " counter-sign " is strictly the reply of the sentry to the pass-word given by the person approaching.
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