Counterpart


Counterpart
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 England, so that they seem to be, as it were, copies or counterparts one of another. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate. [1913 Webster]

3. A person who closely resembles another. [1913 Webster]

4. A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite. [1913 Webster]

O counterpart Of our soft sex, well are you made our lords. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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