special orders

noun Military.
a set of instructions from a headquarters affecting the activity or status of an individual or group of individuals.
Compare general order.
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verb (used with object)
to obtain by specific individual order: to special-order a dining-room chandelier.
verb (used without object)
to order goods by a special order.
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Example sentences
Often subjects are made special orders for a meeting without specifying an hour.
Residents may receive special orders of wines that are not available in the
The buffet usually has an omelet station where guests can place special orders.
Dedicated model train enthusiasts also rely on the shop to fill their special
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