Their nations were stable, they had a functioning government, and there was some sort of law and order on the streets.
Back in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe, the tough heroine, infiltrates a soccer team in order to solve the latest mystery.
According to investigators, he acted with two policemen by order of the then-minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Kravchenko.
On the strength of those early shorts, IFC then asked Aukerman for a pilot, which turned into an order for 10 more episodes.
Cyprus is a place through which Russian transactions flow in order to avoid Russian tax and Russian law, such as it is.
Could you suggest that it is by your order I am not permitted to receive her?
It was brought—but, by order of the huissier, only one knife was placed on the table.
She learned a thing because it was in the book; he learned a thing in order to use it.
They are listed more or less in the order they appeared in the text.
order a small meal, that you may have finished when he does.
early 13c., "body of persons living under a religious discipline," from Old French ordre "position, estate; rule, regulation; religious order" (11c.), from earlier ordene, from Latin ordinem (nominative ordo) "row, rank, series, arrangement," originally "a row of threads in a loom," from Italic root *ord- "to arrange, arrangement" (cf. ordiri "to begin to weave," e.g. in primordial), of unknown origin.
Meaning "a rank in the (secular) community" is first recorded c.1300; meaning "command, directive" is first recorded 1540s, from the notion of "to keep in order." Military and honorary orders grew our of the fraternities of Crusader knights. Business and commerce sense is attested from 1837. In natural history, as a classification of living things, it is first recorded 1760. Meaning "condition of a community which is under the rule of law" is from late 15c.
Phrase in order to (1650s) preserves etymological notion of "sequence." The word reflects a medieval notion: "a system of parts subject to certain uniform, established ranks or proportions," and was used of everything from architecture to angels. Old English expressed many of the same ideas with endebyrdnes. In short order "without delay" is from 1834, American English; order of battle is from 1769.
c.1200, "give order to, to arrange in order," from order (n.). Meaning "to give orders for or to" is from 1540s. Related: Ordered; ordering.
order or·der (ôr'dər)
A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class. See Table at taxonomy.
In biology, the classification lower than a class and higher than a family. Dogs and cats belong to the order of carnivores; human beings, monkeys, and apes belong to the order of primates. Flies and mosquitoes belong to the same order; so do birch trees and oak trees. (See Linnean classification.)