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general order

noun, Military.. Usually, general orders
1.
any one of a set of permanent orders from a headquarters establishing policy for a command or announcing official acts.
2.
any one of a set of permanent orders governing the duties and behavior of sentries on routine guard duty.
Compare special order.
Origin of general order
1865-1870
1865-70
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