COUNTERCHECK

countercheck, double check

(noun) something that checks the correctness of a previous check

countercheck

(noun) a check that restrains another check

countercheck

(verb) check a second time

countercheck, counteract

(verb) oppose or check by a counteraction

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

countercheck (plural counterchecks)

A restriction or limit.

A second check (in order to confirm or deny a previous one).

Verb

countercheck (third-person singular simple present counterchecks, present participle counterchecking, simple past and past participle counterchecked)

To restrict or limit by counteracting.

To recheck.

Source: Wiktionary


Coun`ter*check" (koun`tr-chk"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counterchecked (- chckt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Counterchecking.]

Definition: To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.

Coun"ter*check` (koun"tr-chk`), n.

1. A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover.

2. Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check. The system of checks and counterchecks. J. H. Newton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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