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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Countermand

COUNTERMAND, verb transitive [Latin , to command.]

1. To revoke a former command; or to give an order contrary to one before given, which annuls a former command and forbids its execution; as, to countermand orders.

2. To oppose; to contradict the orders of another.

3. To prohibit. [Little used.]

COUNTERMAND, noun A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.