counterpart
coun·ter·part /'kau̇n-tər-ˌpärt/ n: one of two corresponding or duplicate copies of a legal instrument

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

counterpart
I (complement) noun alter ego, analogue, brother, coequal, congener, coordinate, correlate, correlation, correlative, correspondent, doppelganger, homologue, mate, obverse, pendant, reciprocal, reverse II (parallel) noun carbon, carbon copy, copy, corresponding part, double, duplicate, duplication, effigies, effigy, equal, equivalent, image, likeness, match, replica, reproduction, res simillima, twin III index alter ego, antipode, antithesis, complement, conspirer, contraposition, copy, correlate, reflection (image), resemblance, same, semblance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


counterpart
In the law of contracts, a written paper that is one of several documents that constitute a contract, such as a written offer and a written acceptance. If the parties are in different localities, often a contract is executed in several counterparts that are the same, but each counterpart is signed by a different party.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

counterpart
n.
   in the law of contracts, a written paper which is one of several documents which constitute a contract, such as a written offer and a written acceptance. Often a contract is in several counterparts which are the same but each paper is signed by a different party, particularly if they are in different localities.
   See also: contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • counterpart — coun‧ter‧part [ˈkaʊntəpɑːt ǁ tərpɑːrt] noun [countable] someone or something that has the same job or purpose as someone or something in a different place: • American chief executives are paid far more than their counterparts in the UK. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Counterpart — Coun ter*part (koun t[ e]r*p[aum]rt ), n. 1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile. [1913 Webster] In same things the laws of Normandy agreed with the laws of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterpart — means ‘the equivalent of a person or thing in another place or system’. It can refer to many aspects of similarity but principally has to do with function and behaviour, and is typically preceded by a possessive word: • Southern schools are now… …   Modern English usage

  • counterpart — theory …   Philosophy dictionary

  • counterpart — mid 15c., originally countre part duplicate of a legal document, from M.Fr. contrepartie, from contre facing, opposite (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + partie copy of a person or thing, originally fem. pp. of partir to divide (see PARTY (Cf. party)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterpart — correlate, *parallel, analogue Analogous words: *complement, supplement: duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica, *reproduction Contrasted words: antithesis, opposite, contradictory (see under OPPOSITE adj) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • counterpart — [n] match; identical part or thing analogue, carbon copy*, complement, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent, dead ringer*, ditto*, doppelganger, duplicate, equal, equivalent, fellow, like, look alike, mate, obverse, opposite, opposite… …   New thesaurus

  • counterpart — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another …   English terms dictionary

  • counterpart — [kount′ərpärt΄] n. [ME countrepart: see COUNTER & PART2] 1. a person or thing that corresponds to or closely resembles another, as in form or function 2. a thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it 3. a copy or duplicate, as …   English World dictionary

  • counterpart — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ direct ▪ the difficulty of translating terms with no direct counterpart in the other language ▪ modern ▪ the modern counterparts of those medieval writers ▪ female …   Collocations dictionary

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