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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coun·ter·mand /ˈkaʊntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·mand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Countermanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermanding.]
 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 bodies.   --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)

 Coun·ter·mand 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) 2.0

      n : a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous
      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]