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  • n  a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
  • v  cancel officially

  • In circles close to Marshal Gring, he is credited with having largely influenced the Fhrer to countermand at the very last moment a major German offensive which had been .
  • He instantly ordered Secretary Adams to countermand the League's propaganda and to instruct officers in their Navy Day addresses to stick to non-controversial subjects.
  • Bakhatin and others, however, convinced Yeltsin that if no one exercising constitutional authority was willing to countermand orders from the junta, the army might eventually if .

  • Sonny Perdue in Southern Voice
    I am very disappointed by this decision to countermand the people of Georgia's voice in defining marriage in our state as a union between a man and a woman,Perdue said.
  • Clarence Thomas in KRIS-TV
    Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court that agencies may not "countermand the President's decision to lift the moratorium or to act categorically to prevent Mexican carriers from registering and Mexican trucks from entering the country."
  • James Henry Webb in RealClearPolitics (blog)
    In 2000, Webb described affirmative action as a "permeating state-sponsored racism that is as odious as the Jim Crow laws it sought to countermand."

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