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countermand

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verb coun·ter·mand \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmand, ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈ\

Simple Definition of countermand

  • : to cancel (an order) especially by giving a new order

Full Definition of countermand

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to revoke (a command) by a contrary order

  3. 2 :  to recall or order back by a superseding contrary order <countermand reinforcements>


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countermand

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noun coun·ter·mand \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmand\

Definition of countermand

  1. 1 :  a contrary order

  2. 2 :  the revocation of an order or command



1548

First Known Use of countermand

1548


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