court order

court order
A written command, issued by a judge, requiring whomever it is served upon to do whatever the order says, under penalty of being held in contempt of court.

1920 The Reds were raising an awful howl. Andrews, the lawyer, had succeeded in getting a court order to see the arrested men, and of course the prisoners had all declared that the case was a put-up job. — Upton Sinclair, 100%: The Story of a Patriot, [ §54.]

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  • court order — noun count an order that someone must or must not do something, given by a court of law …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • court order — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms court order : singular court order plural court orders an order that someone must or must not do something, given by a court of law …   English dictionary

  • court order — noun Date: 1650 an order issuing from a competent court that requires a party to do or abstain from doing a specified act …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • court order — noun (C) an order given by a court of law that someone must do or must not do something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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