court order

noun
any rule or regulation of a court with which one must comply or risk a contempt action.

Origin:
1640–50

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Example sentences
Indeed, they are currently ignoring a court order against them.
By court order two dams along the creek were removed earlier this year.
They are still under a court order, she says, which prevents them from talking
  about the case.
And you wonder why someone is walking in with a court order to volunteer.
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