countermemo

noun
coun·​ter·​memo | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌme-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce countermemo (audio) \
variants: or counter-memo
plural countermemos or counter-memos

Definition of countermemo

: 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

First Known Use of countermemo

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Countermemo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countermemo. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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