Coun`ter*mand" (koun`t?r-m?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.]


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.


To prohibit; to forbid.


Avicen countermands letting blood in choleric bodles. Harvey.


To oppose; to revoke the command of.

For us to alter anuthing, is to lift ourselves against God; and, as it were, to countermand him. Hooker.


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Coun"ter*mand (koun"t?r-m?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.


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