Countermand

Definition of Countermand

Coun`ter`mand´   Pronunciation: koun`tẽr`månd´
v. t.1.To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given; as, to countermand an order for goods.
[imp. & p. p. Countermanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermanding.]
2.To prohibit; to forbid.
3.To oppose; to revoke the command of.
For us to alter anything, is to lift ourselves against God; and, as it were, to countermand him.
- Hooker.
n.1.A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.
Have you no countermand for Claudio yet,
But he must die to-morrow?
- Shak.

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