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.
Recent Examples on the Web However, this tool has proven useless in the cryptocurrency ecosystem due to the absence of central authorities who can receive and administer court orders. Victoria Chynoweth, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The Constable Office has a limited budget which impacts staffing, equipment, training and carrying out court orders. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 That’s because the state’s congressional districts are set to be redrawn again in the next few months because of a court order. Anthony Izaguirre, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 The court order unsealed on Thursday also details a meeting in July 2022, three months before the election, in which Mr. Bolsonaro ordered top government officials and military leaders to spread claims of voter fraud, despite a lack of evidence. Jack Nicas, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Carano, in a complaint filed on Tuesday in California federal court, alleges she was fired for voicing right-wing opinions on social media and seeks a court order that would force Lucasfilm to recast her. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2024 The ad sales that fund its sprawling pursuits have grown less reliably in the post-pandemic economy and been trimmed by new regulations and court orders on privacy and anticompetitive behavior. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 31 Jan. 2024 According to court documents, attorneys representing Chula Vista argue that the city has already complied with the court order by rescinding their previous scoring of Caligrown’s applications and reprocessing them. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2024 The court order says the FBI did extensive testing to ensure its hacking of the routers would not affect any legitimate files or information on the devices. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of court order was in 1650

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“Court order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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