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  • The ministers are required to countersign all acts relating to their respective departments, and are held responsible both before Congress and the courts for their acts.
  • (For the ancient magisterial office of consul see separate article above.) A consul, as such, is not invested with any diplomatic character, and he cannot enter on his official duties until a rescript, termed an exequatur (sometimes a mere countersign endorsed on the commission), has been delivered to him by the authorities of the state to which his nomination has been communicated by his own government.