court order

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n court order a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
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Usage

In literature:

But the court of Madrid quickly sent out orders to the governor of Brazil to attack the intruders.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Rhoda was determined to be the finest dressed girl at Delawarr Court, and Madam had allowed her to order very much what she pleased.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
The judge mounted his bench and the court room came to order instantly.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
A few minutes after, it was plain enough to everybody; and soon, man and horse dead beat, the orderly with a despatch trotted into the court.
"Begumbagh" by George Manville Fenn
Going to have a safe opened by an order from the court, I think.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
At last Ibraim led the way into a court-yard, when he ordered them to dismount.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
As soon as the court opened, the clerk ordered the crier to call over the jury.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
The judge-advocate is then sworn, and the order for the court-martial read.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The etiquette, or rules to be observed in royal palaces, is necessary for keeping order at court.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Member to order, shall be ineligible for a County Court Judgeship.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
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In poetry:

The orders of thy house,
The worship of thy court,
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows,
And make a fair report.
"Psalm 48 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Unquestioned those, efficient these,
All costs and fees enforced,
The Court now orders and decrees
John Marshall is divorced.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
SUSSKIND.
The Lord have mercy! Vain is the help of man.
Children, is all in order? We must start
At set of sun on a long pilgrimage.
So wills the Landgrave, so the court decrees.
"The Dance To Death. Act V" by Emma Lazarus
In days of yore (that now we call)
When the first James was king,
The courtly knight from yonder hall
Hither his train did bring ;
All seated round in order due,
With broidered suit and buckled shoe.
"The Squire’s Pew" by Jane Taylor
Unmodern, undistracted, by grassy ramp and fort,
In decency and order she holds her modest court;
She seems to have forgotten rapine and greed and strife,
In that unaging gladness and dignity of life.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman
Then the French considered they were unable to begin the attack,
And seemed rather inclined for to draw back;
But Court D'Alencon ordered them on to the attack,
Then the rain poured down in torrents and the thunder did crack.
"The Battle of Cressy" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Ohio woman holds 'idiot' sign under court order .
West seeks court order for early voting recount.
Port Leyden woman accused of violating court order .
County seeks court order for two Middletown voting machine results.
Philly poll workers partially cover Obama mural after court order , leaving logo and quote in view.
Judge signs court order .
Authorities held on to a Colorado Springs leukemia patient's stash of medical marijuana Friday, even after a court order ed its return.
Man who shot 7 at Wis. Spa bought gun 2 days after court order to turn in firearms.
Was a jealous husband who bought his weapon two days after a court order ed him to turn in all firearms.
Rafting company is now under a court order .
On Court Order , Boy Scouts' Confidential 'Perversion Files' Go Public.
Finizio rejects holding second New London budget referendum unless forced to by court order .
"Until the city receives a court order that says you have to do x or y, I'm going to follow the opinion of the law director," Finizio said during Monday's City Council meeting.
Griem admits he violated court order .
When his floating home was hauled away in 2009 and destroyed by court order .
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