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countermand


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  rescind  by 
  giving  an  order  contrary  to  one  previously  given  as  to 
  countermand  an  order  for  goods. 
 
  2.  To  prohibit;  to  forbid.  [Obs.] 
 
  Avicen  countermands  letting  blood  in  choleric 
  bodles.  --Harvey. 
 
  3.  To  oppose;  to  revoke  the  command  of 
 
  For  us  to  alter  anything  is  to  lift  ourselves 
  against  God;  and  as  it  were  to  countermand  him 
  --Hooker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermand  \Coun"ter*mand\  (koun"t[~e]r*m[.a]nd),  n. 
  A  contrary  order  revocation  of  a  former  order  or  command. 
 
  Have  you  no  countermand  for  Claudio  yet  But  he  must 
  die  to-morrow?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  countermand 
  v  :  annul  by  recalling  or  rescinding;  "He  revoked  the  ban  on 
  smoking";  "lift  an  embargo"  [syn:  {revoke},  {annul},  {lift}, 
  {reverse},  {repeal},  {overturn},  {rescind}] 




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