countercheck

[n. koun-ter-chek; v. koun-ter-chek]
noun
1.
a check that opposes or restrains.
2.
a check controlling or confirming another check.
verb (used with object)
3.
to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
4.
to control or confirm by a second check.

Origin:
1550–60; counter- + check

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countercheck
 
n
1.  a check or restraint, esp one that acts in opposition to another
2.  a restraint that reinforces another restraint
3.  a double check, as for accuracy
 
vb
4.  to oppose by counteraction
5.  to control or restrain by a second check
6.  to double-check

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In both cases, however, the leaking of information to journalists places a burden on them to countercheck the claims being made.
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