Definition of community order in English:

community order

Line breaks: com|mu¦nity order


English Law
  • 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.
    More example sentences
    • The Royal College of Music graduate, who was herself battling heroin addiction, was given a 12-month community order at Gloucester Crown Court.
    • He also resentenced him for breaching the original community order.
    • He was sentenced to six months in prison, with three months for breaching a community order to run consecutively.

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