order
or·der 1 n
1: a state of peace, freedom from unruly behavior, and respect for law and proper authority
maintain law and order
2: an established mode or state of procedure
a call to order
3 a: a mandate from a superior authority see also executive order
b: a ruling or command made by a competent administrative authority; specif: one resulting from administrative adjudication and subject to judicial review and enforcement
an administrative order may not be inconsistent with the ConstitutionWells v. State, 654 So. 2d 145 (1995)
c: an authoritative command issued by the court
violated a court order and was jailed for contempt
cease–and–de·sist order /ˌsēs-ənd-di-'zist-, -'sist-/: an order from a court or quasi-judicial tribunal to stop engaging in a particular activity or practice (as an unfair labor practice) compare injunction, mandamus, stay
consent order: an agreement of litigating parties that by consent takes the form of a court order
final order: an order of a court or quasi-judicial tribunal which leaves nothing further to be determined or accomplished in that forum except execution of the judgment and from which an appeal will lie
gag order: an order barring public disclosure or discussion (as by the involved parties or the press) of information relating to a case
order to show cause: an order requiring the prospective object of a legal action to show cause why that action should not take place – called also show cause order;
pretrial order: a court order setting out the rulings, stipulations, and other actions taken at a pretrial conference
protection order: restraining order (2) in this entry
protective order: an order issued for the protection of a particular party: as
a: an order that limits, denies, or defers discovery by a party in order to prevent undue embarrassment, expense, oppression, or disclosure of trade secrets
b: restraining order (2) in this entry
qualified domestic relations order: an order, decree, or judgment that satisfies the criteria set out in section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code for the payment of all or part of individual pension, profit sharing, or retirement benefits usu. to a divorcing spouse (as for alimony or child support)
◇ The alienation or assignment of funds under a qualified domestic relations order does not affect the tax status of the plan from which such funds are paid.
re·strain·ing order /ri-'strā-niŋ-/
1: temporary restraining order (1) in this entry
2: an order of a specified duration issued after a hearing attended by all parties that is intended to protect one individual from violence, abuse, harassment, or stalking by another esp. by prohibiting or restricting access or proximity to the protected party
excluded from the home by a restraining order issued because of domestic violence – called also protection order, protective order; compare temporary restraining order 2 in this entry
show cause order: order to show cause in this entry
tem·po·rary restraining order
1: an order of brief duration that is issued ex parte to protect the plaintiff's rights from immediate and irreparable injury by preserving a situation or preventing an act until a hearing for a preliminary injunction can be held
2: a protective order issued ex parte for a brief period prior to a hearing on a restraining order attended by both parties and intended to provide immediate protection from violence or threatened violence
turn·over order /'tər-ˌnō-vər-/: an order commanding one party to turn over property to another; esp: an order commanding a judgment debtor to turn over assets to a judgment creditor
turnover order in aid of executionCalifornia Code of Civil Procedure
c: a command issued by a military superior
4 a: a direction regarding the party to whom a negotiable instrument shall be paid
pay to the order of John Doe see also money order, negotiable instrument
b: an instruction or authorization esp. to buy or sell goods or securities or to perform work
a purchase order
a work order
alternative order: an order to a broker in which alternative methods of carrying out the order (as by buying or selling) are set forth
open order
1: an order to buy securities or commodity futures that remains effective until filled or canceled
2: an order for merchandise expressed in very general terms so that the seller has considerable latitude in selecting the articles actually provided
stop order: an order to a broker to buy or sell a security when the price advances or declines to a designated level
c: goods or items bought or sold
the order was received in good condition
to order: according to the specifications of an order esp. of a bearer or endorsee
payable to bearer or to order
order 2 adj: payable to a named person or to an individual that person names by an endorsement

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

order
I (arrangement) noun adjustment, allocation, allotment, apportionment, array, catalogue, categorization, chronology, classification, composition, design, disposal, distribution, form, formation, gradation, grouping, layout, lineup, methodology, ordo, organization, pattern, placement, plan, procession, progression, rotation, sequence, setup, stratification, structure, system, systematization associated concepts: order of creditors, order of priorities, order of proof II (judicial directive) noun authoritative command, behest, command, commandment, court commandment, court instruction, declaration, decree, dictate, direction, directive, edict, edictum flat, imperative, instruction, iussum, judicial command, judicial instruction, mandate, mandatum, precept, prescript, prescription, proclamation, pronouncement, rescript, rule, ruling, ukase associated concepts: appealable order, charging order, confinement order, decision, decretal order, entry of order, final order, interlocutory order, motion, nonappealable order, nunc pro tunc order, order granting a new trial, order of dismissal, order of the court, order staying execution, order to show cause, preliminary order, restraining order, self-executing order, settle order, suspension order III verb adjure, call forth, call upon, cite, command, compel, decree, demand, dictate, direct, edicere, imperare, impose, impose a duty, impose a task, insist on, instruct, issue a decree, issue one's fiat, iubere, make a requisition, make demands on, oblige, ordain, prescribe, proscribe, require, rule, serve, tell, warrant associated concepts: administrative order, amended order, appealable order, charging order, confinement order, contempt order, entry of judgment and order of the court, ex parte order, final order, interlocutory order, nunc pro tunc order, order granting a new trial, order of discontinuance, order of probate, order of proof, order of the court, order to show cause, restraining order, reviewable order, special order, stay order, suspension order, vacation of an order foreign phrases:
- Quando allquid mandatur, mandatur et omne per quod pervenltur ad lllud. — When something is commanded, everything by which it can be accomplished is also ordered.
IV index adjudge, adjudicate, adjudication, agenda, appointment (act of designating), arbitrate (adjudge), arrange (methodize), authority (documentation), award (noun), award (verb), book, buy, call (demand), canon, caveat, chain (series), charge (command), choice (decision), class, classification, coerce, command, compel, constrain (compel), control (regulate), course, decree (noun), decree (verb), delegate, demand (noun), demand (verb), denomination, detail (assign), determination, dictate (noun), dictate (verb), directive, disposition (determination), disposition (final arrangement), draft, edict, enact, enjoin, exact, fiat, finding, force (coerce), form (arrangement), formation, govern, hierarchy (arrangement in a series), holding (ruling of a court), impose (enforce), injunction, insist, instruct (direct), instruction (direction), judgment (formal court decree), law, legislate, lineup, manage, mandamus, mandate, manner (kind), method, mittimus, modus operandi, monition (legal summons), opinion (judicial decision), orchestrate, ordinance, organization (structure), organize (arrange), peace, pigeonhole, precept, prescribe, prescription (directive), press (constrain), procedure, program, purchase, register, regularity, regulate (adjust), regulate (manage), regulation (rule), request (noun), request (verb), require (compel), requirement, requisition, rule (guide), rule (legal dictate), rule (govern), ruling, scheme, sentence, sequence, society, sodality, sort, statute, subpoena (noun), subpoena (verb), succession, summon, system, uniformity, warrant (judicial writ), writ

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


order
(1) A command or direction; a direction issued by a court to direct an action or determine a point of law.
(2) A request or instruction to buy something or have something made.
(3) The arrangement of several items or people in a sequence.
v.
order

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


order
A decision issued by a court. It can be a simple command—for example, ordering a recalcitrant witness to answer a proper question—or it can be a complicated and reasoned decision made after a hearing, directing that a party either do or refrain from some act. For example, following a hearing, the court may order that evidence gathered by the police not be introduced at trial; or a judge may issue a temporary restraining order. This term usually does not describe the final decision in a case, which most often is called a judgment.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

order
An instruction issued by a court or tribunal in favour of one or both parties to a claim either on the application of one of the parties, or of its own initiative and either in person or on the basis of a consideration of documentation submitted. In the context of employment law, if a party does not comply with an order which is made against them, they may have a costs order, a preparation time order or an order to strike out all or part of their claim or the response issued against them.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


order
n. A command, instruction, or direction by the court or by a judge intended to adjudicate some point or to direct some step in a legal proceeding.
@ final order
An order that disposes of the entire case, but may be appealed to a higher court.
See also judgment.
@ interlocutory order
An order relating to only a portion of the case, but not a final disposition.
A preliminary order granted by a court pending a trial on the merits.
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@ show-cause order
@ order to show cause
order to show cause | show-cause order An order requiring a person to appear in court and explain why certain relief should not be granted.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


order
Direction of a court or judge normally made or entered in writing, and not included in a judgment, which determines some point or directs some step in the proceedings.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


order
I
Direction of a court or judge normally made or entered in writing, and not included in a judgment, which determines some point or directs some step in the proceedings.
II A mandate, command, or direction authoritatively given. Direction of a court or judge made in writing.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

order
   1) n. every direction or mandate of a judge or a court which is not a judgment or legal opinion (although both may include an order) directing that something be done or that there is prohibition against some act. This can range from an order that a case will be tried on a certain date, to an order that a convicted defendant be executed at the state prison.
   2) v. for a judge to direct that a party before the court perform a particular act or refrain from certain acts, or to direct a public official or court employee (like a sheriff) to take certain actions such as seizing property or arresting an AWOL defendant.
   See also: judge, judgment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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