counterorder

noun
coun·​ter·​or·​der | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌȯr-dər How to pronounce counterorder (audio) \
variants: or counter-order
plural counterorders or counter-orders

Definition of counterorder

: a contradicting or countermanding order During the frequent riots of the Lindsay era, police often under- or overreacted—while various officials, including the mayor's civilian aides, issued orders and counterorders, exacerbating the disorder.— Thomas A. Reppetto

First Known Use of counterorder

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterorder. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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