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orderly book

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Definition of orderly book in English:

noun

British Military
A regimental or company book in which orders are entered.
Example sentences
  • The orderly book of Adjutant Crawford shows that on September 20 Collins and nine others were court-martialed for desertion and sentenced to one hundred lashes each, the maximum permissible corporal punishment.
  • Indeed, throughout this Orderly Book, one can see that the name "Sir John Johnsons' Regiment" is well deserved; for its colonel evidently chose for its officers those of his friends whom he know by personal experience were staunch and could be relied upon in all emergencies.
  • During the period of the American Revolution, most regiments, garrisons and armies recorded the orders issued to the troops in the form of an orderly book.

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