coun·​ter·​memo ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌme-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce countermemo (audio)
variants or counter-memo
plural countermemos or counter-memos
: a memorandum that challenges, questions, or opposes another
The JCS [Joint Chiefs of Staff] wrote an immediate countermemo, disagreeing with almost everything McNamara recommended …Ann Finkbeiner

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countermemo was circa 1908

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“Countermemo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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