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order British & World English

The arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method

Order! British & World English

A call for silence or the observance of the prescribed procedures by someone in charge of a meeting, legislative assembly, etc.

Order! in order British & World English

A call for silence or the observance of the prescribed procedures by someone in charge of a meeting, legislative assembly, etc.

Order in order British & World English

A society of monks, nuns, or friars living under the same religious, moral, and social regulations and discipline

pre-order British & World English

Place an order for (an item) before it is available for purchase

new order British & World English

A new system, regime, or government

by order British & World English

According to directions given by the proper authority

in order British & World English

According to a particular sequence

on order British & World English

(Of goods) requested but not yet received from the supplier or manufacturer

to order British & World English

According to a customer’s particular requirements

back order British & World English

A retailer’s order for a product which is temporarily out of stock with the supplier

peace order British & World English

A court order offering protection to certain classes of person who are not eligible to petition for a protective order

short order British & World English

An order or dish of food which can be quickly prepared and served

court order British & World English

A direction issued by a court or a judge requiring a person to do or not do something

first-order British & World English

Relating to the simplest or most fundamental level of organization, experience, or analysis; primary or immediate

word order British & World English

The sequence of words in a sentence, especially as governed by grammatical rules and as affecting meaning

world order British & World English

A system controlling events in the world, especially a set of arrangements established internationally for preserving global political stability

giant order British & World English

An order whose columns extend through more than one story

mail order British & World English

The sale and ordering of goods by post, generally involving selection from a catalogue

money order British & World English

A printed order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or Post Office

order arms British & World English

Hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one’s right side

order book British & World English

A book in which orders are entered as they are received by a business, especially regarded as a measure of the organization’s success

order form British & World English

A printed form on which a customer writes the details of a product or service they wish to order

Order Paper British & World English

A paper on which the day’s business for a legislative assembly is entered

batting order British & World English

The order in which batsmen or batters in cricket or baseball take their turn to bat

partial order British & World English

A transitive antisymmetric relation among the elements of a set, which does not necessarily apply to each pair of elements

pecking order British & World English

A hierarchy of status seen among members of a group of people or animals, originally as observed among hens

postal order British & World English

An order for payment of a specified sum to a named payee, issued by the Post Office

closing order British & World English

An order by a local authority prohibiting the use of premises for specified purposes

gagging order British & World English

A judge’s directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter

higher-order British & World English

Involving reasoning of a high level

Orange Order British & World English

A Protestant political society in Ireland, especially in Northern Ireland

banker's order British & World English

A standing order to a bank to make specified payments from one’s account to a particular recipient

receiving order British & World English

A court order authorizing an official receiver to act in a case of bankruptcy (since 1986 superseded by a bankruptcy order)

reception order British & World English

An order authorizing the admission and detention of a patient in a psychiatric hospital

community order British & World English

A non-custodial sentence which requires an offender to perform community service, observe a curfew, undergo treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, etc., instead of going to prison

clearance order British & World English

An order for the demolition of buildings

exclusion order British & World English

An official order excluding a person from a particular place, especially to prevent a crime being committed

executive order British & World English

A rule or order issued by the President to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law

standing order British & World English

An instruction to a bank by an account holder to make regular fixed payments to a particular person or organization

statutory order British & World English

Former term for statutory instrument.

a tall order British & World English

An unreasonable or difficult demand

marching order British & World English

Equipment for marching

out of order British & World English

(Of a device) not working properly or at all

affiliation order British & World English

A legal order that the man judged to be the father of an illegitimate child must help to support it

bankruptcy order British & World English

An order of the court declaring a person bankrupt and placing their affairs under the control of a receiver or trustee

point of order British & World English

A query in a formal debate or meeting as to whether correct procedure is being followed

possession order British & World English

An order made by a court directing that possession of a property be given to the owner or other claimant

protective order British & World English

A court order instructing a person to desist from abusing or harassing the petitioner (usually a related person) for a fixed period


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