Countermand meaning

kountər-mănd, kountər-mănd
To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
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To recall by a contrary order.

Countermanded the airstrikes.

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An order or command reversing another one.
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Cancellation of an order or command.
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To cancel or revoke (a command or order)
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To call back or order back by a contrary order.
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A command or order canceling another.
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To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.

To countermand an order for goods.

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To recall a person or unit with such an order.
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To oppose; to revoke the command of.
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An order to the contrary of a previous one.
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Origin of countermand

  • Middle English countremaunden from Old French contremander contre- counter- mander to command (from Latin mandāre man-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French contremander, from Medieval Latin contramandō, from contra- + mandō (“I order; I command”).

    From Wiktionary