court order


Definition of court order

: 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

He received a court order barring him from entering the building. He is barred by court order from entering the building. The town is under court order to fix the problem.
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That court order will essentially be nullified if ballast regulation is turned over to the Coast Guard. Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "U.S. Senate voting this week on looser rules for Great Lakes ships dumping ballast water," 17 Apr. 2018 Another woman had been homeless while court orders were issued for her, never knew she was sued, then was arrested years later while caring for her dying mother. Audrey Dutton And Scott Berson, idahostatesman, "Idaho courts issue arrest warrants over debt — and you may not know it, ACLU says | Idaho Statesman," 16 Mar. 2018 In other states, a court order must be issued to confiscate weapons. Amy Haneline, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana gun laws: What you need to know," 20 Feb. 2018 The non-profit Montrose Boulevard Conservancy is accepting contributions for the bridge lights until the court order is lifted, the district said in a press release Tuesday. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Montrose Management District seeking donations to keep bridge lights on," 30 Jan. 2018 Amash and other members of both political parties have argued that a court order should be required before any data collected incidentally is used against Americans. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Rep. Justin Amash loses fights to limit government spying on Americans," 11 Jan. 2018 Forty-five states, acting under court orders, threats or settlements, have directed money specifically to their neediest districts. Eric A. Hanushek And, WSJ, "The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate," 17 Mar. 2019 The home incarceration program, which allows defendants to remain at a location outside of jail monitored by GPS while complying with court orders, costs significantly less per day compared to a spot in jail. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Criminal justice leaders talk home incarceration concerns, benefits," 11 July 2018 As part of a court order, Greitens' office was forced to disclose the names and phone numbers of every staff member who downloaded or used Confide, an app that erases text messages after they are read. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Greitens and 19 staffers had secret texting app, far more than number reported to AG," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of court order

1650, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of court order

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

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