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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Department of Human Rights obtained a temporary court order from Hennepin County District Court in June 2020 that forced the city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department to implement immediate policy changes. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2022 Though Quintana is Alexander’s legal guardian and obtained a court order from a U.S. judge for custody, he was stopped twice in the last year while trying to leave Ukraine with his son. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 The protesters started a new one on GiveSendGo and raised a similar amount, but Ontario’s provincial government obtained a court order to prohibit any banks or payment processors from allowing the funds to be distributed. Brian Platt,, 16 Feb. 2022 After treading lightly for weeks, officials obtained a court order to halt the blockade of a major route to the United States. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2022 Hamden tried to fire Eaton from the force following the shooting, but was prevented from doing so after the police union obtained a court order blocking the dismissal until after the conclusion of the criminal case. Edmund H. Mahony,, 13 Jan. 2022 Attorneys with the Innocence Project later obtained a court order to test a T-shirt that was worn by Bullock, which revealed a full DNA profile that matched the partial profile from the nail clippings. Emily Opilo,, 3 Jan. 2022 Friends were stunned when, in 1987, Andrew moved out and reportedly obtained a court order forbidding Martha to speak to him. Dave Quinn,, 4 Dec. 2021 The Guardian reports that the US government has obtained a secret court order that requires Verizon to turn over the telephone records of millions of Americans to the NSA. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of court order

1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Court order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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