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Meaning of COUNTERMAND

Pronunciation:  [n]'kawntur`mand, [v]`kawntur'mand, `kaûntu'mând

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
 

COUNTERMAND is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: annul, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate
 
 See Also: cancel, go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on, strike down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Coun`ter*mand"\ (koun`t[~e]r*m[.a]nd"), v. t. [imp.
    & p. p. {Countermanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermanding}.]
    [F. contremander; contre (L. contra) + mander to command, fr.
    L. mandare. Cf. {Mandate}.]
    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.
    
    2. To prohibit; to forbid. [Obs.]
    
             Avicen countermands letting blood in choleric
             bodles.                               --Harvey.
    
    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.
    
    
  2. \Coun"ter*mand\ (koun"t[~e]r*m[.a]nd), n.
    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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