countermand
I noun abolishment, abolition, abrogation, annulment, ban, cancellation, counterorder, defeasance, disallowance, invalidation, nullification, prohibition, recall, recantation, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, rescission, retraction, reversal, revocation, revocation of orders, revokement, suppression, vacation, veto, voidance, withdrawal associated concepts: countermand an order II index abrogate (rescind), annul, cancel, cancellation, counter, counteract, debar, disown (deny the validity), negate, nollo prosequi, nullify, override, overrule, proscription, quash, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, repudiation, rescind, rescision, retraction, revocation, revoke, stop, vacate (void)

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  • Countermand — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Countermand — Coun ter*mand (koun t[ e]r*m[.a]nd), n. A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command. [1913 Webster] Have you no countermand for Claudio yet, But he must die to morrow? Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countermand — coun‧ter‧mand [ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd, ˈkaʊntəmɑːnd ǁ ˌkaʊntərˈmænd] verb [transitive] to officially tell people to ignore an instruction, order etc: • The appeal countermanded a decision by the Federal Transportation Authority that the new system was… …   Financial and business terms

  • countermand — early 15c., from O.Fr. contremander reverse an order or command (13c.), from contre against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + mander, from L. mandare to order (see MANDATE (Cf. mandate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • countermand — [v] annul, cancel a command override, recall, repeal, rescind, retract, retreat, reverse, revoke; concepts 50,53,88 Ant. allow, approve, permit, sanction …   New thesaurus

  • countermand — ► VERB 1) revoke (an order). 2) declare (voting) invalid. ORIGIN Latin contramandare, from mandare to order …   English terms dictionary

  • countermand — [kount΄ər mand′; ] also, and for n.always [, kount′ər mand΄] vt. [ME contremaunden < OFr contremander < L contra, against + mandare: see MANDATE] 1. to cancel or revoke (a command or order) 2. to call back or order back by a contrary order… …   English World dictionary

  • countermand — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)mɑ͟ːnd, mæ̱nd[/t]] countermands, countermanding, countermanded VERB If you countermand an order, you cancel it, usually by giving a different order. [FORMAL] [V n] I can t countermand an order Winger s given. Syn: reverse …   English dictionary

  • countermand — UK [ˌkaʊntə(r)ˈmɑːnd] / US [ˌkaʊntərˈmænd] verb [transitive] Word forms countermand : present tense I/you/we/they countermand he/she/it countermands present participle countermanding past tense countermanded past participle countermanded formal… …   English dictionary

  • countermand — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English countermaunden, from Anglo French cuntremander, from cuntre counter + mander to command, from Latin mandare more at mandate Date: 15th century 1. to revoke (a command) by a contrary order 2. to recall… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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