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court order

noun

Simple Definition of court order

  • : a formal statement from a court that orders someone to do or stop doing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of court order

  1. :  an order issuing from a competent court that requires a party to do or abstain from doing a specified act

Examples of court order in a sentence

  1. He received a court order barring him from entering the building.

  2. He is barred by court order from entering the building.

  3. The town is under court order to fix the problem.



1650

First Known Use of court order

1650



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