Practice for issuing and using the parole varied over time and between armies: often it was paired with a countersign , uttered in response.
If two soldiers have the day's password and countersign , they can get physically close enough to kill each other without knowing that their uniforms don't match or their language isn't even the same.
advance, patrol, and give the countersign to me
I don't know the signs and countersigns and all the other earnest nonsense that the Crownkillers who have the time for such things play with in the north.
All issuances from the emperor had to have the countersignature of the minister responsible for the area affected.
On 27 October 1994 Mr Amersi countersigned the letter accepting that basis.
The prior use of the figure £4.56 for the period between 31st January 2000 and the date of countersignature was not touched on in the wording of the letter.
Then, when you later present it at the cashier, you have to authenticate your own signature with another of your own signature - a countersignature - otherwise the legal and economical value of the cheque is null.
All have many years of training and experience and no decision can be made without the countersignature of a senior colleague.
To avoid any future problems he is recommending that joint submissions on behalf of colleagues should be countersigned by the councillors concerned.