You searched for: “countermands
countermand (verb), countermands; countermanded; countermanding
1. To make a contrary order to cancel or to reverse a previously issued requirement: An official announcement stating that the costs of stamps were going to be raised by 5 cents was countermanded the next month because the regulation had been overruled, or invalidated, by the new postmaster general or the executive head of the national postal service.
2. To annul by recalling or rescinding: The latest scandal involving an exhaust manipulation of diesel cars resulted in the auto company countermanding additional sales of such vehicles throughout the world until they are functioning properly.
This entry is located in the following units: contra-, contro-, counter, contre- (page 7) manu-, man-, mani-, mandat-, manda- (page 2)