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Meaning of countermand

coun•ter•mand

Pronunciation: (v.koun"tur-mand', -mänd', koun'tur-mand", -mänd"n.koun'tur-mand", -mänd"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.).
  2. to recall or stop by a contrary order.
—n.
  1. a command, order, etc., revoking a previous one.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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