Definition of by order in English:

by order

According to directions given by the proper authority: he was released from prison by order of the court
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  • He was released by order of an examining magistrate on 30 June after 44 days without access to judicial review or to his family or lawyer.
  • Services will be curtailed while fire doors are replaced, by order of the Health and Safety Authority.
  • Children under the care of a local authority by voluntary agreement or by order of a court often have poor physical and mental health.
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