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Noun: countermand  ,kawn-tu(r)'mãnd
  1. A contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
Verb: countermand  ,kawn-tu(r)'mãnd
  1. Cancel officially
    "He countermanded the ban on smoking";
    - revoke, annul, lift, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate

Derived forms: countermands, countermanding, countermanded

Type of: bid, bidding, cancel, command, dictation, strike down

Encyclopedia: Countermand