Definition of Countermand

1. Noun. A contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command.

Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation



2. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

Definition of Countermand

1. v. t. 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. n. A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.

Definition of Countermand

1. Verb. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given. ¹

2. Verb. To recall a person or unit with such an order. ¹

3. Noun. An order to the contrary of a previous one ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Countermand

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countermand

counterirritating
counterirritation
counterirritations
counterjab
counterjabs
counterjumper
counterjumpers
counterkilling
counterkillings
counterknowledge
counterless
counterlike
counterline
counterlines
counterman
countermand (current term)
countermandable
countermanded
countermanding
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countermanifesto
countermanifestos
countermarch
countermarched
countermarches
countermarching
countermark
countermarked
countermarking
countermarks

Literary usage of Countermand

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1. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"The station clerk had power to receive the countermand; and a loss having ensued from (a) But see contra, ..."

2. The Practice of Country Attornies and Their Agents, in the Courts of Law at by John Frederick Archbold (1838)
"In country cases, and in town cases where the defendant resides more than forty miles from town, the notice of countermand must he served six days hefore ..."

3. An Action at Law: Being an Outline of the Jurisdiction of the Superior by Robert Malcolm Kerr (1853)
"countermand of Notice. In town causes, that is, causes where the venue is London or ... He must countermand his notice altogether. This countermand must ..."

4. The New Instructor Clericalis: Stating the Authority, Jurisdiction, and by John Impey (1818)
"countermand of Notice of Trial. If plaintiff be not ready to try pursuant to notice, he may countermand same, which must be in writing; and if the action be ..."

5. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"The reply made to this recommendation was, that Governor Sevier could countermand the orders for their march. Here the correspondence ended. ..."

6. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1919)
"countermand of Order by Buyer.—Where the contract of sale is executory' wholly, no title having passed to the buyer before his repudiation or countermand of ..."

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