countermand

[v. koun-ter-mand, -mahnd, koun-ter-mand, -mahnd; n. koun-ter-mand, -mahnd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.).
2.
to recall or stop by a contrary order.
noun
3.
a command, order, etc., revoking a previous one.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English countermaunden < Anglo-French countermander < Middle French contremander, equivalent to contre- counter- + mander to command < Latin mandāre; see mandate

countermandable, adjective
uncountermandable, adjective
uncountermanded, adjective


1. rescind, abrogate, overrule, recall.
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countermand
 
vb
1.  to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc)
2.  to order (forces, etc) to return or retreat; recall
 
n
3.  a command revoking another
 
[C15: from Old French contremander, from contre-counter- + mander to command, from Latin mandāre; see mandate]

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countermand
1430, from M.Fr. contremander "reverse an order or command," from contre- "against" + mander, from L. mandare "to order" (see mandate).
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Both are reliant on appropriate infrastructure to countermand their negative externalities.
So these people have always worked to countermand what a police agency should work for and should be accountable for.
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