stop order


: an order to a broker to buy or sell respectively at the market when the price of a security advances or declines to a designated level

Examples of stop order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concord Farms also has run afoul of Planning and Building Department codes, getting a notice of violation and a stop order on new worker housing development on site in 2019, according to records reviewed by The Chronicle. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2023 The stop order by the FAA impacted almost all flights of shippers and passenger airlines. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Jan. 2023 The stop order was lifted just before 9 a.m., but delays and cancellations are expected to snowball. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Jan. 2023 The stop order by the FAA affected almost all flights of shippers and commercial airlines. Michelle Chapman, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Jan. 2023 The stop order on Wednesday morning impacted nearly all commercial and shipping flights. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2023 In a morning of chaos on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted a ground stop order for all flights just before 9 a.m. ET, after fixing a system failure caused by an overnight outage. Time, 11 Jan. 2023 Gautz said Tuesday the stop order was not related to the discovery of the rap video. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 29 Nov. 2022 The stop order came after the department said the Sam’s Club station was selling fuel that didn’t meet existing standards, a violation of state law. Leada Gore |, al, 15 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stop order was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Stop order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

stop order

see order sense 4b

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