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assinatura cruzada

English translation: Countersignature


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Portuguese term or phrase:assinatura cruzada
English translation:Countersignature
Entered by: Antonio Costa
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19:05 Jan 17, 2002
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Portuguese term or phrase: assinatura cruzada
This appears in the context of two brothers who are the only directors of a company. I assume it means that both of their signatures are required. Can I use the term "countersignature" here, or does that only apply to two people in different positions?
Jeanne Zang
United States
Local time: 07:00
same as co-signature (sign together)
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Antonio Costa
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5CountersignatureAntonio Costa
4joint signature?
2endorsed for deposit only
Donna Sandin
1crosss-signDanilo Nogueira



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joint signature?

(if it refers to a banking account). I am not sure. You might want to wait for more answers, specially from Marian Greenfield.
The literal translation would be crossed signature, and this would only be the case if the person does not know how to sign and signs a cross, but this is utterly impossible in this context.
Your proposal of countersigned seems to make sense.

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neutral  De Sneed: Co-signer
1 day 2 mins
  -> Thank you for correcting me. I am not an expert in finance...
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same as co-signature (sign together)

Antonio Costa
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Lack of context drives me to wide guessing here. I dont know the expression, but it MAY mean that one brother's expense account must be approved by the other brother.

Please, bear in mind that this is mere brain storming, in the hope it can help Marian or Márcio Badra find the right answer.

Danilo Nogueira
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endorsed for deposit only

It was very common when I lived in Brazil that checks intended for deposit only, so not to be cashed at the teller's window, would have two parallel diagonal lines slashed across the center of the face of the check by the person who made out the check. This was called a "cheque cruzada." Sometimes one was asked to make payment "em cheque cruzada" - I suppose to keep the office boys or other who handled the time-consuming task of banking from making off with the cash. I can only suggest this might apply "by extension" to the situation you describe. Hope someone else, like Marcio or Danilo, will respond.

Donna Sandin
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neutral  De Sneed: Sign together
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