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commitment order Syllabification: com·mit·ment or·der

Definition of commitment order in English:


An order authorizing the admission and detention of a patient in a psychiatric hospital.
Example sentences
  • At a meeting of the planning committee this week, members voted whether to take out a commitment order.
  • Specifically, we must determine whether the district court's commitment order is immediately appealable.
  • The jurisdiction regarding appeals of involuntary commitment orders is stated in section 3864.

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