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court order

any rule or regulation of a court with which one must comply or risk a contempt action.
Origin of court order
1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We possess a court order to view the place with the purpose of appraising it for sale.

    Ralestone Luck Andre Norton
  • This work is being done under a court order, issued this morning.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Merchants and traders could settle their trade disputes by arbitration, which decision could be enforced by court order.

  • The court order said nothing about leaving things as they were.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • Then, believing he was beyond the jurisdiction of an Iowa court order, he rested, sitting flat on the ice with Buddy in his lap.

    The Jack-Knife Man Ellis Parker Butler

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