counterorder

noun coun·ter·or·der \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌȯr-dər \
variants: or counter-order

Definition of counterorder

plural counterorders or counter-orders
: 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

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