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Word of the Day: Countermand

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2019 is:|

countermand • \KOUNT-er-mand\ • verb
1 : to revoke (a command) by a contrary order

2 : to recall or order back by a superseding contrary order

Examples:
"Although the Special Counsel regulations may not permit the Acting Attorney General to countermand certain decisions made by the Special Counsel, the Special Counsel remains subject to the Acting Attorney General's plenary supervision." — Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post Blogs, 13 Aug. 2018

"The idea … was that there should be an extra layer of distance between the people and the choice of president—and that this layer should consist of a group of citizens (electors) who freely deliberate about the choice … with the outcome of those deliberations treated as legitimate by the people even when it countermands the result of the popular vote." — Damon Linker, The Week, 19 Sept. 2018

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    Ok Ok.....got absolutely NOTHING on this one emoticon .....well nothing except my admiration for the person who stretches our vocabs by posting these emoticon
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