Definition Of countermand
an order revoking a previous one.
I forthwith mounted, and went off, lest I should receive a countermand
revoke (an order).
an order to arrest the strike leaders had been countermanded
Example Of countermand
A servant is sent to try to countermand the order, but Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms.
Before the tanks had set off, this order was countermanded once it was clear that they would not be able to reach Charleroi fast enough.
Eoin MacNeill, chief of staff of Irish Volunteers, then countermanded the mobilization orders given by Pearse.
He has apparently called for support from all over the country to make a stand against the Americans, and the Premier is trying to countermand him.
He ordered the police to open fire on the demonstrators but the party's frightened Politburo countermanded the order.