Definition of Court order

1. Noun. A writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something.

Specialized synonyms: Divestiture, Execution, Writ Of Execution, Gag Order, Garnishment, Interdict, Interdiction
Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Court order

1. Noun. (legal) A written command, issued by a judge, requiring whomever it is served upon to do whatever the order says, under penalty of being held in contempt of court. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Court Order

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Literary usage of Court order

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1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1899)
"It did not appear that it was entered as a court order; it was in fact made by the judge whose name ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"The court's order is expressly made "conclusive as to all matters relating to the ... 349, 73 NW 169) and the conclusive effect of the court's order Is not ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The attested copy of tbe court order appended to the list, ... He Is not required to indorse any certificate or court order upon the original. ..."

4. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1905)
"R. Co., 29 Hun 154 (Supreme Court; order for inspection and examination by questions, ... R. Co., 18 Jones & Sp. 412 (Superior Court; order for inspection ..."

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