countermand n : a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command v : annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul, lift, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]
EtymologyFrom Old French contremander, from mediaeval Latin contramandare, from contra- + mandare ‘command’.
an order to the contrary of a previous one
- Italian: contrordine
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