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countermand

noun abolishment, abolition, annulment, ban, cancellation, counterorder, defeasance, disallowance, invalidation, nullification, prohibition, recall, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, rescission, reversal, revocation, revocation of orders, suppression, vacation, veto, voidance, withdrawal
Associated concepts: countermand an order
See also: abrogate, annul, cancel, cancellation, counter, counteract, debar, disown, negate, nollo prosequi, nullify, override, overrule, proscription, quash, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, repudiation, rescind, rescision, retraction, revocation, revoke, stop, vacate, void

COUNTERMAND. This word signifies a. change or recall of orders previously given.
     2. It may be express or implied. Express, when contrary orders are given and a revocation. of the former order is made. Implied, when a new order is given which is inconsistent with the former order: as, if a man should order a merchant to ship him in a particular vessel certain goods which belonged to him, and then, before the goods were shipped, he directed him to ship them in another vessel; this would be a countermand of the first order.
     3. While the first command is unrecalled, the person who gave it would be liable to all the consequences in case he should be obeyed; but if, for example, a man should command another to commit a crime and, before its perpetration, he should repent and countermand it, he would not be liable for the consequences if the crime should afterwards be committed.
     4. When a command or order has been given, and property delivered, by which a right vests in a third person, the party giving the order cannot countermand it; for example, if a debtor should deliver to A a sum of money to be paid to B, his creditor, B has a vested right in the money, and unless he abandon that right, and refuse to take the money, the debtor cannot recover it from A. 1 Roll. Ab. 32, pl. 13; Yelv. 164 Sty. 296. See 3 Co. 26 b.; 2 Vent. 298 10 Mod. 432; Vin. Ab. Countermand, A 1; Vin. Ab. Bailment, D; 9 East, 49; Roll. Ab. 606; Bac. Ab. Bailment, D; Com. Dig. Attorney, B 9, c. 8; Dane's Ab. h.t.; and Command.

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Their leader Prachanda led a coalition government for nine months until resigning in May this year after his order to sack the army chief was countermanded by the president.
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