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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Countermand \Coun`ter*mand"\ (koun`t[~e]r*m[.a]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.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To prohibit; to forbid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Avicen countermands letting blood in choleric bodies. --Harvey. [1913 Webster] 3. To oppose; to revoke the command of. [1913 Webster] For us to alter anything, is to lift ourselves against God; and, as it were, to countermand him. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]